This is a challenging time. It’s an especially difficult time for parents. Parents have the dual responsibility to manage our own feelings about the unfolding crisis and to meet our children’s needs. In addition to connecting with our valued friends and family, here are three resources that may support conversations with children.
Talking To Kids About the Coronavirus: Kids Worry More When They’re Kept in the Dark (info & article) -Child Mind Institute by Rachel Ehmke
Key Points Summarized:
- 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.