How to Talk About Coronavirus to Children

Our School Psychologists compiled a list of resources to help parents talk to children and tweens about the pandemic. Here are some helpful resources:

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

The National Association of School Psychologists offers resources and guidelines on how to talk to children.

Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

The National Association of School Psychologists provides guidance on shaping conversations about stigma and racism.

How to Talk to Young Children About Coronavirus

PBS Kids writer, teacher, parent educator and school administrator Deborah Farmer Kris offers tips and perspective for talking with young children.

Social Story about Coronavirus and School Closings

Keshet Chicago Offers  an online picture book to explain the coronavirus and why schools are closed.

Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine

PBS offers families tips on how to establish some normalcy in the household.

How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus

PBS Kids writer, teacher, parent educator and school administrator Deborah Farmer Kris writes that adults can be the compassionate, safe adult to help calm things down.