Helping kids cope with news

SHELLEY HEAPHY for The Parents' Voice
When a friend suggested I write an article on this topic I was hesitant because it’s a struggle for me right now with my kids. I am dealing with this so very much right now and have been since March. COVID-19 has really changed our children’s (and our) lives so much, it literally is all they hear about.
At the beginning of COVID-19 I was really limiting what my children heard about the virus and giving them only very basic information. I thought okay, I’m doing well they aren’t so worried, we’re doing exciting things … but then one day I heard a loud beeping sound. I had no idea where it was coming from. That’s when I realized . . .

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