Kids can easily become scared, upset, angry, and overwhelmed when they don't understand. Knowing someone who is sick or fearing someone they love may get sick can be really scary. Checking in with children can help ease their fears. Ask your kids how they are feeling. Listen to them. Children do not always know how to put their feelings into words. Help children find ways to express their emotions.
Changes in their daily routines, including school closings, not being able to play with neighborhood friends or see grandparents, can be challenging for kids. Children may act out, have trouble falling or staying asleep, and/or want you to stay close at all times.
Books are a great tool for helping children open up about their experiences and feelings. Here are a couple to start with:
Disclaimer: This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If your child is experiencing any symptoms or illness or if you have any questions about any possible illness, or other medical matter, consult your doctor or other healthcare provider without delay of any kind.
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