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Talking to Your Children About COVID-19

Families all around the world are undoubtedly facing new challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to fast becoming at-home teachers, parents are juggling all sorts of new responsibilities while tackling the flow of information in an effort to protect their families. Children will likely run into all sorts of news and rumors online about the novel coronavirus.

Fortunately, various respected child-centric agencies and nonprofits have come together to produce a helpful list of tips and advice for families facing this dilemma. These tips include ways to discuss the disease that makes sense to children, how to fill up their time at home, and even ideas for both young children and teenagers!

Below you’ll find a PDF series with reference links to additional resources. Feel free to print this out and post in your home, or bookmark it to reference later.

There’s also another great article for parents of young children from the joint effort between the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses that you can find here. You can also read the Spanish version of the same article here.

Enjoy the new educational materials. We cannot wait to see all of our families and patients again soon!

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