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Student Wellness During COVID-19

Mental Health tips from Kentucky COVID-19 website

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)
  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Tips for Kids Video

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Coronavirus: What You Can Do
Talking to Your Kids about COVID-19
Wally Cat Hand Washing
Sneaking in Movement
Fun Indoor Activities for Your Children
Looking for more resources?
Knox County Cooperative Extension Office is here to help!
Contact them at:
215 Treuhaft Boulevard Suite 7
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3447