Advice from Our Experts
Our medical professionals and support personnel give their advice about how to manage day to day life during this challenging time.
- Maintaining Pediatric Primary Care Visits During COVID-19 Social/physical distance rules shouldn't prevent your child from getting their important primary care. LJ Shipley, M.D., vice chair of population and behavioral health, discusses services that are still available, how operating rules have changed for children, and tips for managing life with your teenagers.
- Do kids really need masks when outdoors?
Dr. Elizabeth Murray explains what she is doing to protect her own children.
- Advocacy Centers & the Resources Available During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sara White-Smith from Bivona Child Advocacy Center What to do if you suspect something dangerous is happening and a child needs help.
- Maintaining Normal and Positive Family Routines During COVID-19
Tanishia Johnson and Jessica Lewis from ROC the Future offer some great advice for parents.
- Dr. Shaun Nelms, superintendent at East High School, offers advice for teens as they face numerous challenges.
Many of them are missing their friends and teachers, seniors might be worried about graduation, and other children might be in unsafe situations at home.
Spanish CC is available. See also - Resources for Teens
- How can parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities best cope with the challenges we face right now?
We are featuring this video in honor of #WorldAutismDay — Dr. Susan Hyman offers some advice for families and gives tips for how to build a sustainable routine into your day.
- With schools closed, doctors warn parents: 'This is not vacation'
Although schools in Monroe County have closed, Pediatrics' Stephen Cook, M.D., warns parents that this is not a typical school break. He shared additional insights with WXXI (March 16).
- If You Don’t Have the Baby Formula You Need, Here’s What to Do
Shoppers may have a hard time finding their usual necessities, like baby formula, in grocery stores now. Pediatrics' Bridget Young, Ph.D., offered some advice in this Parents Magazine article (March 17).
- Managing Poison and Overdose Risks During Covid-19 Isolation
Reports of increased accidental poisonings of children under six from ingesting essential household items like hand sanitizer, and an increased number of intentional overdose incidents from both prescription and OTC drugs, illustrate the need for parents to safeguard these items.
Elizabeth B. Murray, D.O., M.B.A. from the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Michael Scharf, M.D., Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, discuss these risks, offer prevention tips, and talk about additional behavioral health resources parents can utilize in this video. #PoisonPrevention.
Spanish CC is available.
- Dr. Kenya Malcolm Discusses Managing the COVID19 Situation with Your Children
How can parents manage the developing #COVID19 situation with their children? Jennifer Johnson, Director of Family and Community Outreach, talks with Kenya Malcolm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, about building resilience and compassion to get through the experience.
- Robin Lacagnina MLS, Liaison Librarian, Pediatrics & Golisano Children's Hospital
During this extended time at home, how can parents get children engaged with reading? What activities can be done to make reading exciting and fun? How can parents access books during closures of schools and libraries? And how can reluctant readers be encouraged?