News of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is everywhere – from television stations and neighborhood streets to the school playground. As public discussions about coronavirus increase, children may worry about themselves, family, and friends becoming ill and will rely on the adults around them to help make sense of this global pandemic. While shielding children from the news may feel like the best way to protect them during these hectic times, research shows that children tend to worry more when they are kept in the dark about what’s going on around them. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is open, sincere, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.
Talking To Your Child About Coronavirus
2020-04-06T12:23:47-04:00April 6th, 2020|