Raising Children - Coronavirus (COVID-19): talking with teenagers about physical distancing and self-isolation

 COVID-19/Coronavirus / Posted 1 month ago / 24 views

Key points

  • Teenagers will probably have many and mixed feelings about coronavirus (COVID-19), physical distancing and self-isolation.
  • Talking with teenagers about this situation can help them cope.
  • Teenagers need help sorting through information, plus opportunities to talk about feelings.
  • Physical distancing means staying at home. It protects your family and community.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19), physical distancing and self-isolation: teenage feelings
    1. Make time to talk about coronavirus, physical distancing and self-isolation
    2. Use a calm and reassuring tone
    3. Find out what your child knows about physical distancing and self-isolation
    4. Explain physical distancing and self-isolation
    5. Tune into your child’s feelings about physical distancing and self-isolation
    6. Discuss media coverage of coronavirus, physical distancing and self-isolation
    Teenagers with disability, chronic health conditions or other additional needs
    About physical distancing
    About self-isolation

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