How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Our children look to us to see how they should react to the coronavirus. Here’s how to answer their questions and help keep them feeling safe.

talk to kids about COVID-19

In This Article:

  • When speaking to children of any age about the coronavirus, remain calm and honest. It helps to address the fact that something is wrong without instilling unnecessary fear.
  • Speak to your child in a tone suitable to their age. For example, you wouldn’t talk to your 5-year-old like you would a teenager, and vice versa. Realize that each age group perceives information differently.
  • Remember that kids look to us to see how they should react to the pandemic. If they are old enough, they may look to social media as well. Modeling appropriate behavior and limiting screen time is important.

Quick Tip Now

Now that the kids are taken care of, it’s time to check in on your own mental health. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you take better care of yourself and your family throughout the pandemic.

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