Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus



Some key points from

  • Don’t be afraid to talk about it
  • Be developmentally appropriate
  • Take your cue from the child
  • Deal with your own anxiety
  • Be reassuring
  • Focus on what you’re doing to stay safe
  • Stick to routine
  • Keep talking

Supporting kids during the coronavirus

Answering your young child’s questions about coronavirus

CDC – Managing anxiety and stress

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Videos and Articles for Kids



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Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources

  1. Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
  2. Mental Health Resources
  3. Online Recovery Meetings
  4. Resources for Arts & Entertainment
  5. Educational Resources
  6. Resources for Health & Wellness
  7. Faith Based Resources
  8. Building Resilience Now and Beyond COVID-19