With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing and many states sending kids home, Florida International University mental health counselor, Yasmin Rey offers some tips on how to address COVID-19 with kids.
Parents have a lot of questions on how to broach this topic, especially if their kids are anxious from all the news that is circulating. Below are some tips from Yasmin Rey that I think your readers would find interesting and informative.
- Don’t avoid the topic.
- Stay calm.
- Reassure child by providing factual information.
- Avoid giving too much information.
- Limit news exposure.
- Show empathy and warmth.
- Give them a sense of control.
- Keep a routine.
- Continue the conversation
Remember children feel secure the more you provide security.