Helping Anxious Children Wear Masks

This is just a quick entry about wearing masks.  A lot of children have difficulty wearing them, though usually it is not due to a medical condition.  Wearing a mask is uncomfortable and something we are not used to.  For a lot of kids it is anxiety-provoking.  But public schools will be opening for in-person instruction at some point this fall and some private schools are already open, so it's important for kids to learn to wear them.

For help teaching your kids to wear masks, click the link for a  handout from the Children's Hospital of the King's Children in Norfolk, VA that gives advice on how to get children to wear them.

We hope this information is helpful.  Always remember, the doctors and staff at Mesquite Pediatrics are here to help.  If you have questions about this, or anythign else regariding your child, we are just a phone call away.

Jeff Couchman, MD

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