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Pediatrician says creating habits crucial to getting kids ready for wearing a mask all day at school

Routine is crucial when it comes to masking among children.

Dr. Elizabeth Murray, a pediatrician at URMC tells News10NBC that creating a habit of mask wearing over the next several weeks, ahead of schools reopening, will be crucial to finding success in it at school.

She says it doesn’t need to be a contentious issue among children.


“When we’re teaching a child to ride a bike if they have trouble with it, we don’t yell at them and get mad at them,” Murray told News10NBC.”We help them through it and that’s the approach we need to take here. Yes, we need to have mask breaks, and some schools have bigger physical plans and they’re going to be able to physically distance the kids and they’ll be able to have more time without masks and there are going to be situations where they will be needed, but again it’s the balance.”

She says one simple way to get kids ready is by creating a space inside the home where masks are required. Kids will develop a habit that will make sense when they go back to school.

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