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Helping Kids Cope With The COVID-19 Pandemic

[Source: The Mayo Clinic News Network]

COVID-19 has become a source of daily conversation. As a caregiver, you may be wondering how to support your child’s developmental needs and understanding of the coronavirus.

Jennifer Rodemeyer, manager of the Child Life Program at Mayo Clinic, offers these suggestions to help kids cope through this experience.

Define terminology associated with COVID-19.

Kids are hearing about this virus daily. Take the time to sit down with your children to define what /COVID-19 is using language that supports their development. Start your conversation by asking your children, “What do you think coronavirus or COVID-19 is?” This gives you an understanding of what your children knows, think they know or how they interpret the illness.

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