Anxiety in Kids During COVID-19
Anxiety in Kids During COVID-19

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Anxiety in Kids During COVID-19

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If you as a parent or caregiver are feeling anxious or alone – either related to COVID-19 or just in general –  please remember that we have resources available to help you.

We have trained Peer Support Specialists on hand to help you with what you need in the moment — whether you’re coming to them for advice on your next steps, looking for guidance with a specific challenge, or you’re simply needing to voice your fears and stresses to someone who understands. Read more about our Peer Support Program here or get in touch with a Specialist here.

Is there a way to talk about COVID-19 risks that may reduce anxiety in children? How can parents manage their own anxiety? Two licensed psychologists weigh in.

Albert Freedman, PhD is a licensed psychologist, has provided individual, couples and family psychotherapy, as well as consultation to schools and health care organizations, for over 20 years. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  He is also a parent to a child with SMA.

Nicole Dempster, PhD is a licensed pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Dempster specializes in helping children and their families cope with chronic illness. 


Additional Resources: 

Free Apps: 

What’s Up
Relaxing Rhythms
Sesame Street Breath, Think, Do: Info page
Stop, Breathe & Think 


Child Life

Books: Mood 

Dawn Huebner Series
Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Learning About Events in the News
Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
What To Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger
What To Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep
What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD
What To Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity
What To Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More
Sometimes I Worry Too Much, But Now I Know How to Stop 

Books: Parenting 

Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, by Kim Brooks 

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