Can Santa Catch the Coronavirus? Learn How to Talk to Your Kids About Holiday-Related Pandemic Stress
“There’s no right or wrong way on this particular issue, but the way that’s going to make your child feel the most secure is if you listen, and really engage with them instead of invalidating what they’re bringing up,” says Dr. Heather Bernstein, a psychologist in the Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. “And the more information you have, the better able you’re going to be to come up with an appropriate plan. Parents are pretty creative in the ways they can create magic for their kids, so I think you just want to read your kid, listen to the things they are saying, and match where they’re at.” Ahead, how to respond to your children if they’re asking tough questions about Santa this year.