As we all know, children pick up on and feed off of our stress and anxiety.
Most children do not understand what is going on right now - they just know that they can't go to school and see their friends, and that something, maybe a little scary, is going on right now that is keeping us all at home.
So, how do we talk about coronavirus with our kids? How much do we tell them? How can we explain it in a way they will understand?
It is important to keep your own anxiety in check and to explain coronavirus in an age appropriate way with age appropriate vocabulary.
It is ok to listen more than you talk. It is ok for them to have questions. It is ok to use words like "death", "dying", and "hospital". Think of this as an important opportunity to teach your child resilience and strength in the face of the unknown.
I have complied a few articles for you with tips, advice, and things you can do at home with your kids to help them understand what is going on in the world right now.