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With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news every day, it’s natural to feel some fear and anxiety. Children may be concerned or frightened as well. One of the best things parents and caregivers can do is to reassure children that they are safe and provide them with age-appropriate information.
When talking to children, remember the following:
We loved this comic from NPR, which can be helpful in explaining the new coronavirus to children.
Having a conversation with your children about the facts and reassuring them of their safety is critical. There are other things you can do to reduce anxiety and help the family cope during these situations.
Remember, helping kids feel safe and providing factual information is the goal of the conversation. On our website you can find more tips on talking with children about diseases in the news and about traumatic events.