Health reporter Haley Hernandez discusses ways to deal with child regression during the COVID-19 pandemic

KINGWOOD, Texas – Kids, like adults, are missing being with friends and family. The difference is adults express verbally when they’re bored, frustrated or afraid and signs of these same emotions in children may be a regression or bad behavior.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has tips for families on ways to deal with child regression. Here are their suggestions on ways to deal with these concerns:

1. Prevent boredom.

2. Address fears.

3. Use time-outs.

4. Redirect bad behavior.

5. Know when not to respond.

6. Praise success.