How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

As parents, we do everything within our power to keep our kids safe. We teach them about dangers as soon as they can comprehend the word, “no.” We try to shield them from online predators and warn them what could happen if they disobey. But what can we do when the threat is not only invisible, but at our front doors? As of today, there are over 100 possible or confirmed cases of coronavirus in the contiguous U.S. If the recent events in China are any indication, Covid-19 has the potential to spread rapidly to every city and state across America. Will it be in your neighborhood? No one—not even the experts—can accurately predict the virus’s future behavior. But what parents can do now is try to help kids continue to feel safe and protected as much as possible.


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