How to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus (and any other future panic-inducing pandemics)

talking to children about the coronavirus

The Coronavirus epidemic has been grabbing a lot of attention recently, raising many concerns worldwide.  As you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned about the virus yourself, even outside of China. Considering the rumors, stories, videos and social media attention to the virus, it’s hard to blame kids for taking part in the collective anxiety. If you haven’t discussed this recent outbreak with your child yet, you’ll probably find yourself in that situation soon enough. Children will have questions and may worry about this new disease, and it is our job, as parents, to help them manage their anxieties.

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