Coronavirus: Even if you aren’t stockpiling toilet paper and living in fear of physical infection, your day-to-day life is definitely not immune, and your kid’s sensitive psyche is a sponge that wants to know, well, why sponges are suddenly unsanitary.
By now, it doesn’t matter much where you live--there’s a high likelihood that your hood has been hit with pandemic pandemonium. So, if school has been suspended and petri-dish playgrounds are off-limits, how can you and your kids cope for the next few weeks? The first step is to cut through the confusion with a straightforward conversation…but we can collectively admit it’s not that simple. Luckily, we chatted with child psychologist Dr. Bethany Cook for a few tips on how to have the convo in way that’s honest, calming and downright parental.