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Discussing Coronavirus with Children: Keep It Simple, Be Honest, and Set the Emotional Tone

By: Joe Wegmann, PD, LCSW
The PharmaTherapist™
Consultant | Professional Speaker | Author
Superior Mental Health Treatment Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

 

I sincerely hope that all of you are staying safe during this unprecedented set of circumstances.
{In recent weeks, I have received numerous requests about how to best discuss the Corona issue with children. This will be my final newsletter addressing this virus, back to regular clinical Psychopharmacology and other mental health issues next month}.

In spite of wall-to-wall daily coverage of this virus and its impact, little media attention has been devoted to helping children navigate this – outside of a few print articles here and there. Parents – and you may be among them – are concerned about how to bring up this pandemic with their kids without stoking fear and additional worry. Here are my suggestions…

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