A Jewish Psychologist’s Guidance for Talking About Coronavirus with Kids

Parent and childParents often assume that kids aren’t really listening, when, in reality, what children hear second-hand often leads to misunderstandings and misperceptions that raise their anxiety. Parents might think about shielding children, as much as possible, from broadcast news because media outlets tend to be sensational, which can be very alarming to children. Young children can’t distinguish between reality and fantasy – another reason to stay clear of scary broadcasts.

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