Talking to kids about coronavirus

Talking to kids about coronavirus

"Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark." - Child Mind Institute

News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be.

Some advice from the Child Mind Institute includes, 

- Don't be afraid to discuss the coronavirus

- Be developmentally appropriate

- Take your cues from your child

- Deal with your own anxiety

- Be reassuring

- Focus on what you're doing to stay safe

- Stick to routine

- Keep talking

Get more details on how to talk to your kids about Coronavirus here.

 

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