A new global health emergency is the most worrying time for parents. Statistics tell us that the annual flu is a bigger threat than the new coronavirus but the human mind is wired to fear the unknown more. If the daily headlines make the novel virus seem like a deadly apocalypse to adults (totally irrational), imagine the impact it has on little minds. After all,  kids feed off our emotions; couple that with the uncertainty of being stuck at home, having no proper schedule and piles of misinformation on social media, and you find children at the bottom of the anxiety pit. So how do you put the risk into perspective, dial down the frenzy and still convey your concerns to children - go through our friendly coronavirus guide with your children and start a constructive conversation.