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Talking With Your Children

Sometimes we underestimate how deeply children internalize what they hear when events, such as a virus that spreads worldwide, occur.  Below are resources that can help you have a discussion with your child about any fears and worries they may have about the coronavirus and how they are processing what they hear on the news.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)

American Psychological Association

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus


Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Child Mind Network

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

PBS Kids

Arthur's resources for talking to children about upsetting events

Scholastic News

Talking to your kids about scary news