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VIDEO: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. In this video, pediatric psychologist Meghan Walls, PsyD, discusses how to talk about it.

Key Points in VIdeo:

  • Meghan's intro  (:00 - :15)
  • Perceived threat (:15 - :42)
  • Talk about it  (:42 - :53)
  • Give honest/fact-based information that is age-appropriate  (:53 - 1:40)
  • Help child feel in control (1:40 - 1:53)
  • Talk through what kids can do, wash hands, etc.  (1:53 - 2:29)
  • have on-going conversations (not one-and-done)  (2:29 - 3:15)
  • If your child is really having a hard time/anxiety about this  (3:15 - 3:36)
  • Recap/summary  (3:36 - 3:50)

For more on this topic please visit Nemours KidsHealth.org

For further information: Nancy D'Argenio Nemours Public Relations 302-377-3146 nancy.dargenio@nemours.org