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If you are a parent or are pregnant, take a look at the videos and web pages in this learning pathway. They offer advice from experts in the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with resources to help you cope with children at home during lockdown. 

  • Six things parents should know about coronavirus
  • Talking to your children about coronavirus
  • How to keep your child safe online while stuck at home
  • Parents supporting children
  • COVID-19 parenting: 
    • One-on-one time
    • Keeping it positive
    • Structure up
    • Bad behaviour
    • Keep calm and manage stress
    • Talking about COVID-19
    • Keeping children safe online
    • Family budgeting in times of financial stress
    • Family harmony at home
    • Learning through play
    • When we get angry
    • Parenting in crowded homes and communities
  • My Hero is You: A storybook on COVID-19 for young children
  • Colouring Pack from Generation Equality (for printing)
  • Pregnancy and COVID-19.
UNICEF, WHO and CDC
Beginner
1 hour
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If you are a parent, chances are you're worried and have questions about the coronavirus. This short video from UNICEF tells you six things parents should know.
Video
The coronavirus outbreak can be an anxious and uncertain time for children. This short video from UNICEF recommends some simple ways of helping them cope.
Video
If your family is stuck at home, it’s likely your children are spending a lot more time online. How can you maximize all that the internet has to offer, while minimizing the potential harm? This short video from UNICEF offers five ways you can help keep your children safe online.
Video
A short video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention giving advice on how you can support children and teens during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Video
Twelve short resources from the World Health Organization on parenting: one-on-one time; keeping it positive; structure; bad behaviour; managing stress; talking about COVID-19; keeping children safe online; family budgeting in times of financial stress; harmony at home; learning through play; when we get angry; parenting in crowded homes and communities.
Document
'My Hero is You' is a book written for children around the world. It should be read by a parent or caregiver alongside a child or children. It is not recommended that young children read this on their own. It was produced by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
Document
Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained at home? Print out these colouring sheets from UN Women's Generation Equality campaign and encourage your children, of whatever age, to get creative and learn what women's equality means at the same time.
Resource
Pregnancy is a special time full of excitement and anticipation. But if you are pregnant during the COVID-19 outbreak, fear, anxiety and uncertainty may be clouding this otherwise happy time. This page gives you information on how you can protect yourself and your little one.
Web page