(This is by no means limited to homeschoolers – I just figured more parents of school-aged kids would frequent this side of the forum.)
So for those of you who have kids, how have you been talking with them about coronavirus? Have you leaned toward trying to keep information from them (especially young ones), or do you simply let it come up naturally and talk about it then? Have your kids seemed anxious about it or do they take it in stride?
My 7-year-old has started drawing pictures of viruses that he’s invented (after seeing the typical pictures on news sites when coronavirus is covered). My husband and I have tried to not talk about it in front of our kids quite as much, but I think they’ve picked up on a fair amount and they do know that it’s to blame for them not getting to see friends and family members much anymore. My 5-year-old was interested in looking at the map with the numbers of cases and deaths on it, but I stopped doing that with her because I didn’t want her to think it was a game, but also didn’t want to have to explain what a big deal it was. It’s hard to know how to balance informing vs. scaring at that age.