COVID-19: Talking to children

From the American Psychological Association (APA):

– Unstuck!: 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic                                                            In this stressful time, there are losses, uncertainties, and changes, all which can create a lot of feelings. Feelings are never right or wrong, they just are, and expressing your feelings can help. This activity book includes journal prompts and activities to help tweens and teens manage stress and anxiety, express emotions, and cultivate creativity and gratitude. Includes a Note to Readers with more information about healthy coping.                                                                         

– A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus                                                                                                                                    Kids have a lot of questions about the coronavirus pandemic and all the new changes in their lives. This colorful picture book gives them the answers they’ve been looking for, explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow. A Note to Parents and Caregivers offers strategies for helping your kids navigate anxiety they might be feeling around the pandemic.                                                 

How to guide family conversations about COVID-19 (Montreal Children’s Hospital)

How to support kids’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic  (Montreal Children’s Hospital)


Public health emergency: psychological tips for children and adolescents’ emotions (HEMOT)

Talking to children about COVID-19: coping with its psychological impact (UQAM)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Staying Well Informed (Naître et grandir)

How to talk to your child about COVID-19 (AboutKidsHealth)

Worried about COVID-19? (Open School)

My child is worried about the pandemic. What can I do to provide support?  (Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux)