How Do I Talk to My Kids About Coronavirus? – Hope 103.2

How Do I Talk to My Kids About Coronavirus?

By Hope 103.2Thursday 19 Mar 2020

The global pandemic, coronavirus (COVID-19), probably wasn’t something you had on your list of ‘what to cover off with your young children’ in 2020 — but never fear, there are many resources emerging to help you have the tough family conversations. 

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Mother comforting her young son


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Dr Justin Coulson from Happy Families

Chatting on Mornings with Katrina Roe, Justin covers:

  • Helping kids deal with the disappointment of cancellations — birthday parties, play dates and more
  • Talking through the decisions you’ll have to make as a family
  • Talking through family values and how to act in a crisis

Listen: Justin Coulson on having the coronavirus conversations with your family

Dr Justin Coulson is from Happy Families. He is a sought-after public speaker and author, and former radio broadcaster. Justin has a psychology degree from the University of Queensland and a PhD in psychology from the University of Wollongong.

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Demonstration of how important it is to wash your hands

This one is in Spanish but a great visualisation:


BBC Operation Ouch’s Dr Chris and Dr Xand explaining coronavirus

WATCH: Dr Chris and Dr Xand from Operation Ouch — click on image

Dr Chris and Dr Xand - BBC's Operation Ouch for Kids

PBS Kids for Parents on ‘How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus’

📰 READ: Four tips to help your children understand what is going on and how they can be part of keeping themselves and others safe.

PBS Daniel Tiger washing hands

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