As if parenting weren’t already hard enough!

As more and more schools close, panic is rising in the US about the coronavirus pandemic. There is obviously reason to be very concerned, as we see families struggling in Italy, China and across the world. It’s scary that we don’t know what’s ahead, and how bad will things get, health-wise and economically.

At times like this, it’s easy to let anxiety take over. But obsessing about the virus only makes us more anxious, and doesn’t keep anyone healthier. Instead of letting ourselves become infected by fear, let’s take constructive action to keep ourselves and our families safe, and then let’s take responsibility for our emotional reactions as well.

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What to Say To Your Child About the Coronavirus — and How To Cope As a Parent
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