Dr. Jennifer Variste, pediatrician from Spring, TX, lends her expertise on the podcast to help parents figure out what to tell their kids about the pandemic. We discuss what to do if you’re looking for a new pediatrician during the pandemic then move on to discuss what information is too much information for our kids to know about the pandemic?
What we discussed…
–> (1:22) Dr. Variste gives advice on how to find a new pediatrician during the pandemic or during a time of social distancing. Whether you’re a new parent or looking to change pediatricians, Dr. Variste discusses the options in the current climate.
–> (4:42) Dr. Variste shares tips about how to talk to our children about Covid 19 and how much information to share with them.
–> (7:59) The importance of empowering our children with knowledge is discussed.
–> (9:10) How do we explain social distancing to our younger children without scaring them?
–> (10:24) What are signs of anxiety we can look for in our older children that may not show the normal outward signs like crying or telling us that they are scared?
–> (12:20) Dr. Variste shares some of the best resources for parents to find information to share with our children.
more how to talk to your kids about the pandemic
- Dr. Variste’s Facebook Page, from here you can join her group: Neighborly Moms with an Expert.
- Child Mind Institute Website
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention