The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for children. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping in a healthy way with stress will make you, the people you care about, and our community stronger.
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
If you need assistance providing care for your child, please refer to the following to find the best resource: