Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about the pandemic. Ask questions, and listen to how they are feeling. Offer comfort, but be honest about the facts in an age-appropriate way. Follow their lead. If they aren’t worried about things, that is okay too, but be mindful of changes in mood and behaviour which could be a sign of stress due to worry and uncertainty about the future.
For more information and strategies for talking to kids about COVID-19, as well as mindfulness resources geared toward kids, please access the resources below for more information.
Links to access resources:
Mindfulness resources for kids:
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