Wellness - Preventive Care | 0-18 yrs

Coronavirus: How To Talk To Your Child About It

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Coronavirus is going ‘viral’ on the news with each passing day...

With news channels and radio stations broadcasting and blaring distressing news from around the world, your children might be confused and worried about what's going on. These young minds might not be able to grasp the intensity of the situation or perceive the chaos caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. What’s more – seeing you and the people they love, agitated and tensed around them, is bound to get them anxious too. Children are quite sensitive to your moods and emotions, and they pick up on them quickly.

We understand that one cannot help but give in to some form of panic and anxiety. It is difficult to stay sane especially when you are parent to a child whom you want to protect at any cost.

However, as parents, it's important to manage your own fears and anxieties first. And while protecting yourselves and your children is top priority – it is equally important to address the anxieties of your children, the misinformation they are likely to be exposed to, and any insecurities they may be experiencing. And having these conversations with them will ensure that you are your child’s trusted source of information.

So yes, it’s important that you inform, educate and reassure your child about the COVID-19 virus. But don’t know how to go about it? ParentCircle is here to help you ease through this process with a compilation of enriching articles that might come in handy. Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know how you can communicate, converse and comfort your child.

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How To Talk To Your Child About The Coronavirus

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10 Tips On Talking To Your Child About Covid-19

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Expert Tips: Talking To Kids About The Coronavirus

Parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

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