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Return to School

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Whether your kids are starting the school year virtually, in person or some combination of the two, there’s no doubt that back-to-school looks a lot different for most families this year.

Here’s some advice from the experts Beaumont Children’s to make the transition go more smoothly for your entire family:

What You Need to Know

6 Things Parents Need to Know About Returning to School During COVID-19

We asked several Beaumont experts including pediatricians, nutritionists and child life specialists the top things parents need to pay attention to and how they might differ from previous years.

  • don't delay annual checkups and vaccinations
  • prioritize exercise and physical activity
  • maintain good, balanced nutrition habits
  • develop and stick to a routine
  • monitor screen time
  • focus on mental health and reducing stress

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COVID-19 Symptoms in Children

Common COVID-19 symptoms found in children include:

  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • neck pain
  • rash
  • bloodshot eyes
  • feeling extra tired
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Who has a responsibility in the return to school?

Each of the following groups share responsibility in the return to school:

  • administrators
  • teachers
  • parents
  • students

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Pack the perfect school lunch

Use this handy checklist to ensure your children are getting a healthy lunch, and one they’ll actually eat.

Nutrition for preschoolers

Preschool-aged children are still developing eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks

Nutrition for school aged children

Helpful snack and mealtime information for your school-aged child.


8 tips for adjusting your child's sleep schedule

Back to school, means a return to school bedtimes.

When and why infants and children should receive vaccinations

There are important reasons physicians recommend vaccines at certain ages.

HouseCall Podcast: Return to School Episode

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