We are excited to share a new tool to our families as they navigate their emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, children and their families continue to experience stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School closures, re-openings, shifts in routine, and social isolation have had a serious impact on children’s physical and mental health.
The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) School Reopening Workgroup, and members of TMA’s Committee on Behavioral Health produced “Your Child’s Feelings Matter,” a resource in Englishand Spanishto help parents recognize and support their children’s reactions to school disruptions and other changes the pandemic has forced upon their young lives. Special thanks to the TPS and TMA members who worked to develop this resource.