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How to talk to kids about COVID-19

Online Resources

For an overview of COVID-19: Symptoms, Conditions, Treatment, etc.

Link: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Link: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

8 tips to help comfort and protect children.

Link: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Parents, teachers advised: The Department of Education has published advice for parents and teachers on how to talk to children and young people about Covid-19.

Link: https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0311/1121728-education-children/

Advice for Parents and Schools: Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Link: https://static.rasset.ie/documents/news/2020/03/education-dept.pdf

How to talk with kids about the coronavirus from Poynter

Link: https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2020/how-to-talk-with-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

From the CDC: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children.


How to Talk to Your Child

Link: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Link: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

NY Times article: 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus. Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

NY Times Article: Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

Washington Post Article: Teachers across America confront a thorny question: How to talk about coronavirus in class?