How to Talk to Your Child about COVID-19

Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events.

Our school psychologists recommend following these 10 tips from the National Association of School Psychologists when you talking 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.

Helping Kids Cope with Emergencies from the CDC

Help Kids Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus from GoZen Video

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR video (Transcript)

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)