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Corona virus how to tell children?

Think us as adults, it is important that we are discreet and that we ensure our self-regulation. We're unlikely to help our child until we're calm. It's worth sitting down, taking a deep breath, noticing the solid ground under our feet, and focusing on our body sensations

I don't respect the unspecified news. First, as adults, we must create a sterile space for ourselves. Information pollution brings nothing but anxiety.

The need to hide the future from the child, to pretend that nothing happened. However, it is very important to make a statement that is suitable for the developmental period in which the child is in. "Viruses are very tiny, microbe-like things that we can't see with our eyes. There's a virus spreading throughout our world right now. Scientists are working to recognize this virus and take precautions." I recommend that you give honest and clear answers to every question your child asks, as much as they ask. 

Stating that we are safe now, addressing the measures taken against the virus, allows children to feel safe and resilient. You can teach your child what they can do to prevent the spread of the virus. Washing your hands regularly, not putting your hand to your face, eating regularly, sleeping, not being in crowded environments for a while, covering your mouth when sneezing, wearing a mask...

This period, children can ask questions about the fate of schools. You can share that you are following the news and that you will definitely inform him if there is a school closure. 

As adhering to therutins is especially important during periods like this. Having dynamics that he can predict in a life that is difficult to predict makes the child feel a sense of safety.

Yring children who are suitable and very curious about the subject can get support from books and videos explaining what the virus is

The importance of keeping children away from horrific news and conversations is important to prevent information pollution and prevent children from becoming agitated

Yr. Talking about how this process makes him feel, what makes him think, where and how he hears it in his body are important opportunities for regulation.

Yrour child needs resources during this period (such as courage, endurance, relaxation) and remind you of the moments he had before

Children reflect on what's in life in their games. When there is a situation that affects them, you can follow it from their rhetoric, their repetitic games. Children communicate through metaphors rather than words. Plenty of play and plenty of touch are the main source of healing.

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