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Talking about COVID-19

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Be willing to talk. They will already have heard something. Silence and secrets do not protect our children. Honesty and openness do. Think about how much they will understand. You know them best.

Be open and listen

Allow your child to talk freely. Ask them open questions and find out how much they already know.

Be honest

Always answer their questions truthfully. Think about how old your child is and how much they can understand.

Be supportive

Your child may be scared or confused. Give them space to share how they are feeling and let them know you are there for them.

It is OK to not know the answers

It is fine to say “We don’t know, but we are working on it; or we don’t know, ‘but we think’.” Use this as an opportunity to learn something new with your child!

Heroes not bullies

Explain that COVID-19 has nothing to do with the way someone looks, where they are from, or what language they speak. Tell your child that we can be compassionate to people who are sick and those who are caring for them.

Look for stories of people who are working to stop the outbreak and are caring for sick people.

End on a Good Note

Check to see if your child is okay. Remind them that you care and that they can talk to you anytime. Then do something fun together!

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540 comments

Henry 19 October 2020

Madiiiiiii muriko here ngatibuye

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robertg.reader. 4 October 2020

Hey 🙋

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robertg.reader. 28 September 2020

Keep calm and manage stress...i need that my head hurts 😞

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Henry 28 September 2020

We may try but it seems is hard to perfect

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