Dr. Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, the director of the Young Child Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said it is important for children to have an outlet to express what they are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic.

“For kids, it’s important as we just stated to let them feel their emotions and assure them what they’re feeling is okay,” she said.

Njoroge, who is a child psychiatrist, said using creative strategies like art is a good way to help kids work through emotions.

“We’re all stressed and tired and anxious and scared and all of that is okay and they can work through some of those things by playing or drawing,” Njoroge added.

She said there are several resources to help parents work through their child’s emotions with them –– including Sesame Street and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Source: CNN.News


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