Ask Your Kids What They Know
There are so many new articles and statements released on a daily basis.
The thing is – the information we read online isn’t always accurate.
And sometimes, information can get misinterpreted along the way.
Take some time to sit down with your children and ask them exactly what they know. That way, you can clear up any misunderstandings if any.
Validate Their Feelings
Children are going through a lot right now. They aren’t going to school. They can’t spend time with their friends. It’s a stressful time!
But you as a parent won’t know exactly how they feel unless you ask them.
Some of their feelings may be realistic, while others may be very exaggerated.
Either way, all you can do right now is let them know you are there for them.
Answer Their Questions
There is no way to know for sure how long this outbreak will last.
As the situation evolves, it’s likely your children will have more questions and concerns.
Remind them that you are there to answer any of their questions.
If they are hesitant to approach you, don’t be afraid to start the conversation and ask them how they are doing.