With the coronavirus pandemic spreading rapidly throughout the world, it seems that we can’t turn on the television without hearing the latest updates. Unfortunately, our children are often within earshot of the news report and the media is only giving us the negative side of the story. That means our children are being exposed to the doom and gloom of the pandemic while we are trying to keep them home and protected from the virus itself.
With that being said, it might be time to talk to your children about the coronavirus pandemic and provide them with answers to any questions they might have. Today’s nursery age children understand much more than we think and, with the help of the internet, they are learning more at a younger age. So, by talking to your children about COVID-19, you won’t cause them to become even more anxious than they already are as they will understand what is going on and how to stay safe.
Talking To Your Kids About COVID-19
What Is COVID-19?
So, just what is COVID-19 anyway? When your children ask this question, simply explain that the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through physical contact or through the air. Tell them that washing their hands often, not touching their face and staying home is the best way to avoid COVID-19.
What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?
If your child wants to know about the symptoms of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization states that “COVID-19 presents itself with a set of specific symptoms which, separately, don’t seem like anything to be concerned about, but together, resemble the common cold.” These symptoms include:
- Shortness Of Breath
Staying Safe From COVID-19
According to the World Health Organization, “you can reduce your risk of infection if you:
- Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. This is especially important before, during and after a home showing.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Be sure to request that your clients reschedule a home showing if you are sick, or if they, or someone in their home is sick.”
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