Talking to your kids about COVID-19

Posted by Christine Sergiacomi on 3/18/2020

Even just 3 days into school closings, everyone's world is upside down.  If your family is like mine, by the time this thing is over, we will have watched Frozen II about a million times.  And that's okay!  Because, there are actually some really great messages in that movie.  One of my personal favorites (even before this pandemic). . ."When one can't see the future, all one can do is the next right thing."  These are unprecedented times, and the best we can do is take all of the information we have and just make the next best move.  grand pabbie from frozen

 
 

I happen to believe that right now we need to make sure that our children are getting age-appropriate information about what's happening.  Here are some online resources that may help you as you explain the unexplicable.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Most of all, don't try to be a perfect parent right now.  Homeschooling and working from home and caring for children while managing your own fears and anxiety is a really tall order for anyone.  So what can we do now?  Just control what you reasonably can, and most of all do the next right thing.
 
Olaf
 

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