Talking to Children About COVID-19

Mom reading with toddler while dad holding infant works at laptop

March 25, 2020 – Bright Horizons Vice President of Education and Development Rachel Robertson created a resource for families wondering how to talk to their children about COVID-19. The resource includes excerpts from "What Happened to My World" by Jim Greenman.

Among the tips, talking points, and Q&A, Robertson provides the following insight:

"Be aware of your own reactions and fears. Children notice our anxiety through both verbal and nonverbal cues. Model healthy self-care by continuing to exercise, get adequate sleep, connect with others, and eat a nutritious diet. Children base their responses on those of the adults in their lives. They need a calm, reassuring perspective."

For the full resource, click here.