How to talk with kids about fear, specifically the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

As we record and share this video, the world is gripped by COVID-19. As a result, many kids are struggling with increased fear. In this interview, we explore two key truths and some practical tips on addressing fear in kids.

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Here are additional resources you might find helpful. A big “thank you” to Mary Simms for sharing these resources with us.


Anxiety Related Resources


Children’s Books Addressing Anxiety


  • Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival*
  • Jonathan James and the What-if Monster by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt*
  • The Thing That Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires*
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett*
  • The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright*
  • No Matter What by Debi Gliori*
  • Goodbye to Goodbyes by Lauren Chandler*
  • Don’t Panic, Annika by Juliet Clark Bell
  • Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
  • Zoe’s Hiding Place by David Powlison
  • Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
  • Anxiety Relief for Kids (a book for parents) by Bridget Flynn Walker

*all available as read-alouds on YouTube