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What and how to tell your children about COVID 19? Before we get started, it is important to know that each child is different in their level of comprehension about a subject. The most important thing when explaining what is going on is to keep calm. Kids from an early age look to parents to determine how they will react (Social referencing). Do you remember when your child was learning to walk and they fell. The first thin they would do, is turn to you and see your reaction. If you were smiling and saying, "It's okay, get up," they did just that. But if you had a look fo shock and fear on your face and said, "oh no! are you okay?" their response would be to start wailing. So before you approach this subject, take a few deep breathes and center yourself before you start.