Back to school: tips for helping kids get ready for new school year

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, August 27, 2021
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Dr. Mark Butterly, Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Advocate Children's Hospital, answers COVID-19 questions.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Many students have already returned to class or they're about to. That's why all this week, various experts will join ABC7 to help get your child ready for a new school year, which includes a statewide mask mandate.

Our Chicago: Keeping children COVID-19 safe as they head back to school

Dr. Gabrielle Roberts, pediatric psychologist at Advocate Children's Hospital, joined ABC7 on Monday to discuss advice for kids who don't want to wear mask as well as what to do with kids who are anxious about returning to school after becoming comfortable at home.

Dr. Robert Citronberg, infectious disease expert with Advocate Aurora Health, joined ABC7 Tuesday to discuss when vaccines could be authorized for children young than 12.

Dr. Mark Butterly, Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Advocate Children's Hospital, joined ABC7 Wednesday morning with advice for parents who say their kids don't like getting shots as well as the short-term and long-term impacts on children getting sick with COVID.

Dr. Julie Holland, the Vice President of Pediatric Primary Care for Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance, joined ABC7 Friday. Dr. Holland discussed social distancing in schools and parents' concerns about kids bringing COVID home from school.