Talking with your Kids about COVID-19 and how to handle the stress

It’s the first week our COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing. Maybe you aren’t able to stay at home during this unprecedented time in our country and around the world. Maybe this is the first time you’ve been able to stay at home with your kids, and take some time away from the office.

Regardless, this is a time of many uncertainties and things we can’t control. I know many people are worried about losing their jobs. Many are concerned about cancelling events, vacations, celebrations. This is a difficult time for all of us.

Naturally, the first question that came to my mind was how do we discuss this with our children, and how do we shield them from our emotions?

Brad and I decided to turn to an expert and we are thrilled to release this very important episode for all to hear. Not even just parents. Everyone needs to listen to this podcast.

Dr. Josh Klapow is a clinical psychologist who offers up some amazing, expert insight for us and COVID-19.

“While this is a time and place to have compassion, children are also learning grit…they’re learning resiliency. Being reassuming to your kids is great, but just know…it’s also okay not to have the answers. Don’t make your kids false promises, it’s okay to say I just don’t know when you’re going back to school, I don’t know when this will all pass. That’s okay to say.”

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