How to talk to children about COVID-19

It’s normal for children to be concerned about a topic that’s foreign to them. However, sometimes the way the topic is addressed can also cause stress and anxiety for a child. Dr. Jacqueline Sperling, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, recommends providing the right amount of information (just what they absolutely need to know), to be an example of calmness (if your child sees you stressing out it will worry them too), limiting your child’s access to news about the virus and being on alert for your child seeking reassurance about the virus, which might take the form of them asking a lot of questions. For Dr. Sperling’s full blog on talking to kids about COVID-19 visit this link:

Here are some other resources for talking to kids about the virus:

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Middle and Upper School


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