Here are some helpful resources to help your children better cope with current world events.
Reputable resources to help you know what to say to your kids during this worldwide crisis
Life is scary right now, even for us adults.
Imagine what our kids are feeling. Even though they might let on that they are fine, we should never assume that they don’t need us to explain what’s going on so they don’t begin to draw their own conclusions
And as this is something NONE of us have been through, it can be hard to find the answers as a parent. What should I say to my teen, or tween? How can I make sure their emotional health is okay right now?
Here are some reputable resources on how to help your kids cope with what’s happening.
Also, check out my post – 5 Things to Discuss with Your Kids About Current Events, which goes a little more in-depth on the faith and motherhood side of things.
I also provide a Printable Kids Journal to help children better express their feelings.
CDC – Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
New York Times – Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus
National Public Radio (NPR) – Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The National Child and Traumatic Stress Network