For parents

Here you find tips and advice about where you can turn if you are anxious, how to get your everyday routines to work and how you can talk to your children about the coronavirus.

Advice to parents and other adults

How you can talk to children about Covid-19:

  • Check the situation. Find out how much your child knows and how they are feeling.
  • Encourage questions. Don’t leave your child alone with his/her thoughts.
  • Give the child hope. Many people are working right now to resolve this situation.
  • Don’t pass on your own anxiety. Respond to what your child thinks and needs.
  • Try to maintain everyday routines. Keep calm and talk about things other than the virus.

Save the Children Sweden’s tips on how you can talk to children

Save the Children Sweden’s tips and advice to parents who are at home with children because of the coronavirus

Stockholm Region: How to talk to your child about coronavirus

Information on Covid-19 in english at The Public Health Agency of Sweden

WHO: Healthy parenting

BRIS has an adult helpline that you can call as a parent to seek help with ways to support your child in different situations. Open weekdays 9.00-12.00.

Links in Swedish:

Long interview with BRIS about how you can talk to children

Public Health Agency of Sweden’s summary of information about Covid-19 in children and young people