How do we get our teens to take COVID-19 seriously?
We’ve all been there: in our teens, rife with attitude and feelings of immortality.
Nothing’s quite changed in millennia, in that regard.
This reality becomes problematic when things like viruses are added to the mix.
COVID-19 is a serious threat. It causes extreme illness in some and, in others, death.
For those who are lucky enough to come through the coronavirus experience relatively unscathed, the calls to mask up, socially distance and stay safe fall on dead ears. Especially if these ears belong to teenagers.
So how do worried parents get the point across to their stubborn kids that COVID-19 is a threat and can be deadly – if not for them, then for their medically-fragile family members and friends?
This was the topic of discussion on my latest parenting segment on CJAD 800’s Natasha Hall Show.
How do we get our teenagers to realize the seriousness of this virus? On this segment, I provide some simple and practical tips for worried parents.
It sure looks like the novel coronavirus that appeared in 2019 is here to stay. Unfortunately. In this “new normal,” we have had to revisit every aspect of how we live our lives. As parents, there’s a new reality in so many aspects – from school, to playdates, to work and more.