News

Actions

COVID-19 Context: Dr. Roger Olson of St. Luke's helps us understand how to talk with kids

COVID-19 Context: Dr. Roger Olson of St. Luke's helps us understand how to talk with kids
Posted at 3:32 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 19:38:48-04

Don Nelson sits down with Dr. Roger Olson from St. Luke's Children's Hospital to talk about how to talk with kids about the novel coronavirus. Dr. Olson has some tips for parents when it comes to talking to their kids about what is happening locally and around the world.

"It's really important to be able to sit down and have a conversation with your children and talk to them about what's going on in our communities, in our world and what we're doing to prepare in the broader environment and also in our homes."

Covid-19 Context: Dr. Roger Olson of St. Lukes helps us understand how to talk with kids

A new children's book called The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Coronavirus and Me aims to help kids better understand what is happening in the world right now. Dr. Olson says the book, written by Ana M. Gomez, has a very good message about helping kids cope.

"What she is getting at is helping kids realize that they have the ability to cope with stress and to face up to difficult emotions and stressors but not be overwhelmed by them," said Dr. Olson.

To get the book, parents can go to YouTube to listen to it or print it out and then share the story with their kids. It is available for free in both English and Spanish.