With still so many unknowns related to the coronavirus many people are feeling uneasy, scared, and worried. This is normal. Below are some resources that can help us all take a proactive approach to dealing with this public health threat and help our children process and deal with their feelings during this scary time.
It is recommended that you . . .
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Try not to touch your face
- Stay home as much as possible
- When you do have to go out into the public, keep a safe distance from other people (6 ft. is recommended)
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow
It is recommended that you
- Limit your child’s access to media sources that may increase their worry
- Talk with them about the coronavirus (give facts and consider the developmental appropriateness of the information)
- Allow them to ask questions
- Express your feelings surrounding this public health concern and encourage your children to do the same
- Model coping skills for dealing with fear and worry and support your children in using these skills
Resources for Caretakers:
Resources for Elementary Kids with Caretaker Guidance: