COVID-19 is in the news and on everyone’s mind. Our children, unfortunately, are not likely an exception. Even when children are shielded from media, peers, siblings, and overheard conversations can give children just enough information to bring forth concern. Children are also incredibly intuitive to their family’s emotions and will pick up on any fear and anxiety their parents or extended family may be feeling.
So what is the best approach to sharing when it comes to children and Coronavirus?
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia has some helpful ideas about communicating with our children about COVID-19. They explore topics such as when to shield children from the news and when to engage and communicate, how to actively listen and tailor responses and empowering young people and helping them feel safe.
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