Talking to kids about COVID-19 is easier if you follow the tips below. Share these strategies with families and teachers:

  • Speak calmly. Your calmness will help children be calm.
  • Share the facts but leave out unnecessary details that may increase anxiety. Find reliable information about preventing COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control's website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.
  • Validate feelings. Some children may be afraid or worried. Some may be disappointed about missing cancelled activities. Say that it is OK to feel that way.
  • Offer reassurance. Let kids know that you will cope with this together.
  • Empower kids. Help them feel a sense of control. Explain that by following instructions, like washing hands thoroughly, they can keep themselves and others safe.

 

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Five habits for success

Want to become a more effective leader? Here are five habits you can start practicing today:

  1. Get enough sleep. Aim for at least eight hours of sleep each night.
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast. Your body and mind need fuel to function properly.
  3. Replace social media with learning time. Listen to a podcast. Read a book.
  4. Surround yourself with people who will help you grow. Find mentors and learn from them.
  5. Make time for daily exercise. Talk a walk. Shoot some hoops with your kids.

did-you-know  Did You Know?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website is full of reliable information, resources and updates on COVID-19. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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