Talking to Toddlers about Difficult Events: How to Navigate Uncharted Territory

Our Beginners Division Leader, Becky Alukonis, sent this message to families as a resource during the COVID-19 crisis. We wanted to share this resource and make it available to anyone looking for advice on how to talk to children about the pandemic—and any other difficult event. Dear Beginner families, I hope this finds you all safe and well. It is hard to fathom how much has changed in such little time. For all the joys it brings, the journey of parenthood is undoubtedly complicated and challenging as is—never mind when we are faced with unprecedented circumstances. Your children may be questioning the “why” behind these notable changes in their daily routines and norms, and you may be find

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80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

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Wellan Montessori School is a non-profit school which admits students of every race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political views.