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Rebound: Conversations about COVID-19

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 23:42:07-04

Predictability during a pandemic is nearly impossible for parents, but talking about these uncertain times with your kids is important, especially with the next school year coming up in August.

Schools shut down months ago, and returning to school can be a cause for concern too.

Experts say get as much information as you can from your child's school to start preparing them now.

It may take a couple of weeks to get comfortable, but children can get used to the changes - it just may mean more conversations along the way.

"You can practice wearing the mask at home. Maybe playing a board game together or during a TV show together. For a set period of time, get kids used to it. Just talking... saying... 'I'm returning to the office. I'm a little nervous because I don't know what it's going to be like... so you might be feeling nervous. You want to talk about that?’” explained Kary Scriven, Clinical Director of Child Crisis Arizona.

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