The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment of uncertainty for adults. Children also have to face the same fears and confusion. It is up to you to keep your children safe and reassure them that by taking the appropriate measures, we will be able to make it through this difficult situation.
Let Your Child Lead You
It’s important to find out what your children have been told and how much they really understand. Allow them to ask questions about the virus, how it’s transmitted, and what can be done to prevent it. Follow their lead and try not to overwhelm them with the information they may not be able to understand.
Be honest with your children. Giving them misinformation or only part of the truth will lead to confusion later if they hear the truth from someone else. When they ask questions, offer them accurate information that is true to the best of your knowledge.
Keep the Lines of Communication Open
As we continue to move forward, restrictions and guidelines will continue to change as new information is released. Keep the lines of communication open and always be ready to answer any questions your child may have. As conditions change, so will their questions. Take a few minutes each day to talk to them about what is going on and if they have any new questions or concerns.
We understand how difficult it can be to talk to your children about difficult subjects, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. Answer their questions and provide them with the most up to date and accurate information. Do you need help with your family’s health insurance needs? If so, then contact Nick Agliato (nickAgliato@wilk4800.com) at Steve Wilk Insurance. Check out our new office today at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.