How to Talk to Kids Who Are Fearful of COVID-19

How to Talk to Kids Who Are Fearful of COVID-19

Many kids remain afraid of losing a loved one, but they’re also afraid that this pandemic will never end . Psychotherapist and licensed social worker Margaret Cochran, PhD, said that kids are still contending with two big fears. The first is straightforward: She said that a lot of children remain fearful of losing their parents or loved ones to COVID-19. “Some separation anxiety in toddlers between ages 1 and 3 is part of typical toddler development,” she explained. “Most books use age-appropriate language that makes it easier for kids to grasp.” By reading books that allow kids to hear the story through the eyes of other characters, you can help your kids to feel less alone in their fears, Nasamran explains.

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