HEALTH: How to Get Kids to Wear a Mask

One of the hardest things for parents to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic is getting their kids to not only wear a mask -- but to keep it on and not constantly touch it.

According to experts, these are some tips to help parents keep their kids properly masked:

  • Lead by example: The best way to teach kids good mask etiquette is to practice good mask etiquette. Resist complaining or skirting the rules.
  • Put a mask on their favorite stuffed animal: If Teddy can wear a mask, so can he or she.
  • Practice at home: Set realistic time expectations and practice at home. They can’t get used to it if they don’t know what to expect.
  • Let them pick out and personalize their masks: Even if it’s just adding a sticker or choosing a character-themed mask, kids will be more likely to wear one if they had a hand in picking it out. (Daily Motion)