How to Talk to Your Child about COVID-19
Changes to daily routines and the concerns related to COVID-19 can be stressful. During this time, it is important to remain calm and reassuring, make yourself available to discuss concerns, fears and questions as well as maintain routines and normalcy as much as possible.
Below, you will find information on how to talk with your children about COVID-19 as well as other resources to support your family at this unprecedented time.
Care for Caregivers: Tips for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
Parents, guardians and caregivers play a vital role in helping children cope with crises therefore it’s important for them to take good care of themselves so they are able to take good care of the children in their lives. Below you will find information and links to resources to help support those efforts.
Pay close attention to your own feelings of stress or anxiety.
Practice continued self-care strategies, including eating healthy, getting enough sleep, exercising, and finding time to take breaks. If you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts, find ways to reframe your thinking. Seek out needed mental health support for yourself or loved ones.
Talking To Your Children about the Coronavirus
Resources for Helping Your Family to Cope with Stress and Anxiety