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Talking To Your Child About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated April 15, 2020

Parents have asked us "How do I talk with my kids about COVID-19?" Here you will find several resources that we hope are helpful.

Remind your child that the risk of them getting COVID-19 is very low. They can help stay healthy by washing their hands frequently, not touching their face, not shaking hands and not sharing food or drinks. 

Dr. Sarah Soden shares tips on how to talk to your child about COVID-19

There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 and it is important for people to be educated about the virus and how to help keep it from spreading. But with so much information available there also comes misinformation. Which is why we turned to our medical experts to set the record straight by dispelling some of the common myths.  

Read our blog post on Parent-ish about debunking the myths of COVID-19.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published this article, "What Does the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mean for Families?", on March 13, 2020. 

The article discusses the risk, what families should do to prepare and more.

Read the article

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. Here's how to talk about it: