3 doctors weighed in:

How do you calm school kids in lockdown?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some ideas

Staying calm yourself probably will help them. The unknown can provoke anxiety, so depending upon their age you may want to explain the situation, and the steps being taken to address the situation.
Don't just describe the problem, also describe the solution. Again, depending upon their age, information given in a realistic, honest, yet hopeful manner may help them stay calm.

In brief: Some ideas

Staying calm yourself probably will help them. The unknown can provoke anxiety, so depending upon their age you may want to explain the situation, and the steps being taken to address the situation.
Don't just describe the problem, also describe the solution. Again, depending upon their age, information given in a realistic, honest, yet hopeful manner may help them stay calm.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors