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This may be an upsetting time for children. They may wonder why people are staying home and why they can't go to school or play with friends. You can help them understand what's going on and help them feel safe. Here are some tips for how to talk to children about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Keep the information simple and reassuring. Gear the information to your child's age. Here are some basics you could share:
Everyone can help prevent the spread of germs. These are great habits to have all the time. And taking action can help kids feel more in control. Teach your child these things:
As they adjust to these changes, kids may need more love and attention.
Current as of: April 24, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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