A homemade children’s book about the pandemic

Even the youngest children have questions about the way life has changed during the pandemic. Rique Sollisch – a longtime teacher, consultant and friend at Hanna Perkins – used one of the many available photo services to create this book...

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Coronavirus Resources

Resources to help children and parents during the stay-at-home period of Coronavirus and COVID-19 Understanding and discussing the virus Something Strange Happened in my City: A COVID-19 social story for children 3-8 Downloadable PDF A...

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How to understand and support your teenager during quarantine

How to understand and support your teenager during quarantine. From the 8th-grade Washington trip to the last varsity game to prom and graduation, the Coronavirus quarantine has ruined the once-in-a-lifetime rites of passage that are so important to...

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Kids can get through anything that can be talked about

Kids can get through anything that can be talked about. When parents ask how to help kids deal with the COVID-19 pandemic or any other big, scary event, the starting point, according to Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at...

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Why the response to Coronavirus feels so surreal

Why does the experience of the Coronovirus pandemic feel so surreal? Why did everyone rush out to buy toilet paper? Why do children suddenly seem to have the upper hand in accepting the situation – given some thoughtful help from the adults who...

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Talking with children about Coronavirus

On March 11, the World Health Organization classified the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. It’s likely to remain prominent in the news for weeks or months to come, and many adults are seeking advice for talking with children about Cor...

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