Help Kids Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus (4 Expert Videos)

We are all having to adapt to life changes based on the coronavirus. These changes are activating and exacerbating anxiety in kids and adults alike. Four experts help us navigate through this experience.

Want your kids to play independently? Need to set up a homeschool environment? Don’t miss our expert, Avital Schreiber-Levy, founder of TheParentingJunkie.com.


Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and bestselling author, speaks to Renee Jain about helping kids navigate through fear and anxiety around the coronavirus.


Dr. Shefali Tsabary teaches parents about radical acceptance even when life throws shocking curveballs such as school closures due to the coronavirus.


Natasha Daniels is a child therapist specializing in OCD and anxiety. She discusses how to help kids quell compulsions exacerbated by news of the coronavirus.

Have more questions about managing fear and anxiety around the coronavirus? Drop a comment below and let us know what questions you want answered. We’ll continue to build our library of resources including expert interviews around this topic. Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to get updates.


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24 thoughts on “Help Kids Manage Anxiety around the Coronavirus (4 Expert Videos)”

  1. Wonderful points of view; very helpful both for anchoring myself and for being there for my children. Thank you so much for these.

  2. Thank you for this, I do feel its beneficial as a mom of 2 boys I do feel the anxiety…and now have to work from home; feeling how can I do my work with everyone home with me constantly asking me for something; Dr Laura suggestion to give ourselve some time to see that yes this is possible; just need to change few things around but we will manage this together…

    • I’m with you on this Nor. I have noticed my two daughters can keep themselves busy, however my son, seems to need more guidance. For Monday, I’m going to make sure each kid (I have three including a teenager) has their own workspace in their room. We’ll come up with schedules for each so there’s variety, down time, reading time, physical activity, time for chores, etc, using a timer to change it up. (Like they do in school.) The sooner we can help kids develop their spaces, routines, expectations, and what can be done for fun at home….the better it will be for all of us. I think we might be in this for awhile. For parents who need to work-I think having a schedule, and a list of things to do, and offering incentives for things completed on that list, would be a good place to start.

  3. Your a light a star I love love your awesome idea in the shower I was just waiting to see what Dr Shefali would say. I love it. I’m centred and calm but I needed this for a reminder. Dr Markham for letting us know what to say to our kids. Thank you for being here for us and being the voice for us mums and anxious kids. stay safe and calm everyone with love xx

  4. Unfortunately with the easy access our children, teenagers and adults have to instant media how do we curb their anxiety as to what is sensationalism in the media and what is fact?

  5. Thankyou for supportive dialogues! What about children with severe physical disabilities and their sibilings anxiety? Acceptance of the unpredictable when at real risk for this virus…

  6. Thank you so much for these videos!I have already seen Dr Shefali and she is amazing!Always!My english is not very good so I can’t write many things..!Keep supporting us this way!Thank you very much!

  7. Thank you so much for putting this vital information up to help children cope and build their resilience during this difficult time. I’ve used all the advice and tips with my children and I’ve been able to share the information with colleagues in school. Fantastic!!!! Thanks you so much.

  8. Hello. As a parent of a campbell hall kid this is great, I am also a psychologist who works with trauma. I have many traumatized patients with his between the ages of 5, 3, 1.5 .. .all 3 or some variety and have been looking for resources for both parents and kids.


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