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Everywhere you turn, someone is talking about COVID-19, or coronavirus. There’s no shortage of news reports, social media streams, or friends and neighbors commenting about how the grocery store was out of toilet paper to help reinforce the idea we should be worried. Our kids are listening, too, and the playground can be a top source of misinformation and anxiety during events like this.
What’s the best way to talk to our kids about coronavirus? While the answer depends in part on the child’s age and maturity, here are a few tips for parents to keep in mind.