Helping kids cope through the pandemic

Monday, October 5, 2020
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Setting a regular bedtime is one way experts say to help normalize kids' lives during the pandemic.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Our lives have been turned upside down during the pandemic... this is true for adults *and for kids.

Kids may be feeling more anxious or missing their old way of life.

To help, experts say try to stick to a schedule so children feel some sense of structure and normalcy.

The routine should include:

  • A regular bed time

  • Family time to connect and talk about how they're feeling

  • And exercise; kids are recommended to engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day

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