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How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

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If you are a parent or guardian and are unsure of what to tell your children about COVID-19, you’re not alone. 

Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing and hearing online and on the news. With these resources, you can help your child understand the virus and process their feelings.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
PBS has fantastic advice for parents discussing COVID-19 with children.

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Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now
NPR answers parent questions about COVID-19.

Meet the Helpers: Coronavirus
Meet The Helpers is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness.

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus:
The New York Times provides tips on how to help teens manage stress they may be feeling around COVID-19.

Talking to kids about coronavirus
National Geographic shares tips on how to communicate honestly to kids about COVID-19.