How to talk about the new virus

... with your kids:

  • Choose a safe space and time and give them your full attention.
  • Check in with an open question about what they know and how they are feeling about the topic.
  • Let them lead the conversation with their questions.
  • Set a calm, reassuring tone and offer physical comfort.
  • Be honest but maintain appropriate boundaries and don't postpone the conversation.
  • Be honest about your emotions but let them know you will feel better soon.

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Stop a worry becoming catastrophic: how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus | Amy Coopes

Stop a worry becoming catastrophic: how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus | Amy Coopes

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