How to talk to your children about coronavirus

    TIANJIN, CHINA - 2020/03/03: A little girl wears a face mask playing on a playground. Though the epidemic situation of coronavirus in China have shown a better control, people are still required to keep wearing mask and avoid gathering, considering the beginning of back-to-work in many cities, as well as the emerging outbreak overseas. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Talking about the coronavirus is hard enough when you’re an adult. The information, numbers and advice concerning the outbreak seem to shift by the day, and the abstract nature of the threat can invite plenty of fear and uncertainty. 

    However, if everyone is talking about the virus, your children are definitely listening.

    Here is some expert advice on how to start this important conversation, and keep your child safe and reassured.

    • Don’t wait until they come to you
    • Keep information simple and useful
    • Validate their concerns
    • Tell them what’s being done to keep them safe
    • Empower them to make healthy choices with you

    Read the full story here.

    Source: CNN News


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