Understanding Children & Teens View on Coronavirus
Dealing with the coronavirus and fertility at once is more than overwhelming to say the least. Especially for those that have started fertility treatments in the midst of this global outbreak. We continue to remain open and have extended our fertility virtual consultations to include night and weekend hours. We have also partnered with Fertility Counseling Center in Orange County to offer virtual group support for those whose fertility or IVF treatment where effected by COVID-19. For more information on their virtual support group click here. They have also shared with us a COVID-19 Resource Guide that provides links helping explain coronavirus to children, and how to get internet for kids at no cost.
Please use and share these resources to help your loved ones and you get through this down time.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Orange County Guide for Parents
Help Explaining Coronavirus to Teens and Children
Explaining anything difficult to teens and kids can be more than challenging. There are no easy ways of telling your kids that the world is going through uncertain times. These resource links will help you better explain what we are currently going through and does it in interesting ways.
What Parents Need to Know about COVID-19 (NCH)– Great information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from what it is and how to prevent spreading the virus. Click here to read this Coronavirus 101 for parents.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus- PBS kids provides a great way to talk to kids about the coronavirus. Go here to read a good way for parents to talk to their kids set the record straight on age appropriate facts.
Kids Comic Exploring COVID-19– NPR posted a very entertaining comic that helps explain the crisis to kids in cartoon fashion. Go here to check out this educational comic on cornavirus.
Talking with Teens and Tweens- NYT writes an excellent article on how to talk to teenagers about the coronavirus. Go here if you have a teen or tween you need to talk too.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19- Go here to see facts and ways to help families cope with the outbreak.
Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis– Child Mind Institute provides several articles to help parents explain to children or calm their anxiety, go here to visit their website.
- Printable social story about the Coronavirus- Very basic animation explaining the coronavirus in power point mode.
- No internet and with kids?!?! For students without internet, call Spectrum at 1-844-488-8398 – to access internet services during the school shutdown.
The most important thing is to stay at home as much as possible, follow CDC guidelines, positive mindset, and prepare yourself for when this is all over. We will continue to post fertility wellness tips, updates and information on our social media and blog. Reproductive Health and Wellness Center is open for business and here to support those going through their own fertility journey. We want to make sure you are the least stressed possible and are fully prepared to start treatments as soon as allowed. Please call us at 949-516-0606 to book an online video fertility consultation.