Tips for boosting your child’s mental health during COVID-19

“The structured routine is really big” and “firm sleep times” are very important, said Dr. Anju Hurria, a child psychiatrist at the University of California, Irvine. Hurria suggests creating a schedule on a white board and also adding fun weekly activities, such as movie night on Fridays, so children can look forward to those special events. … Check in with your kids. Set aside time in the day or week to ask them, “How are you doing with everything?” Hurria recommends.