As caregivers, we want to hide all COVID-19 pandemic news from children and lock it up. Put it away. The less they know, the better, right? It is how I feel most days because how can we explain such an important, complicated matter to a child? Making sure we're addressing this appropriately with our children may add even more anxiety for parents, caregivers and teachers.
I am excited to share a newsletter that I found really helpful written by a child psychologist who I worked closely with when teaching Transitional Kindergarten in Massachusetts. She helped one of my five-year old students through a painful trauma in her young life, and I have so much respect for this professional.