As we continue to adjust to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are living our values now more than ever. We know that school closures and the many changes to our daily lives can cause a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for all of us. We’ve compiled some resources you may find helpful as you navigate conversations about COVID-19, anxiety, stress, and mental health with your loved ones. We are going to get through this together.
How to talk to kids about COVID-19 and social distancing
- COVID-19: FAQ for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School and School-Age Children (includes tips for explaining social distancing to kids and teens): New York City Health Department
- Talking to Children About COVID-19: National Association of School Psychologists
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus: The New York Times
- Tips specific to teens and tweens can be found here.
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus: National Public Radio
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Coping with anxiety/stress
- Essential Ways to Cope with Stress: A Guide for Kids, Teens, Families, Workers, and Organizations: Intimate Rose
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Helping Children Cope with Stress during the 2019-nCoV Outbreak: World Health Organization
- Parenting in a Pandemic: Psychology Today
We’re also continuously updating our coronavirus information page for our families. Find more resources here.
Stay safe, and we hope to see you in person again soon!