How to Talk to Your Child About COVID-19

UNICEF posted a resource to help adults have open, supportive discussions with children that can help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution for others. The resource includes 8 tips:

  1. Ask open questions and listen
  2. Be honest: explain the truth in a child-friendly way
  3. Show them how to protect themselves and their friends
  4. Offer reassurance
  5. Check if they are experiencing or spreading stigma
  6. Look for the helpers
  7. Take care of yourself
  8. Close conversations with care