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Talking to kids about Covid-19: Dr. Valerie Crabtree

Techstination feature for Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.       The Coronavirus and all of its social and economic consequences have been difficult for many grown ups to come to grips with.   But think how tough it is for kids.   At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  Chief of Psychosocial Services Dr. Valerie Crabtree, is offering online help for parents in talking to their children about what is going on…

“I think it’s important to keep in mind that children are very observant  they know that their lives aren’t the same now.  That they’re not going to daycare or school or playing sports.   And so even if we don’t say out loud to them that something’s going on, they know that something’s going on.”

And it can help to talk. has a number of resources available…including a coloring book that helps explain the Coronavirus to five to year olds.

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