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Explaining social distancing to kids

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Practicing social distancing is hard for everyone, and explaining it to kids is something parents need to handle in a sensitive, age-appropriate way.

The Child Mind Institute suggests parents treat it openly and honestly. Explain to younger kids that staying home is their way of being good citizens by slowing the spread of the virus. Older students likely understand why it’s important but may feel mounting anxiety and a frustrating loss of independence.

Parents can help children of all ages cope by spending quality time together, keeping a positive outlook and encouraging interactions with friends via FaceTime or social media.

– Leah Steinberg, The 100 Companies

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