With schools closed and families sheltering in place due to coronavirus, kids of all ages are adjusting to a new normal. To help parents and kids cope, we asked experts for insight into the best ways to emotionally support kids from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Your kindergartner’s life in the time of coronavirus
The first year of elementary school is naturally tumultuous, even without a pandemic. Here’s how to emotionally support your kindergartner.
 


Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
Elementary school students have an outsized enthusiasm that can’t be contained within four walls.
 


Your 5th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 5th grader? A big let down after finally making it to the top in elementary school.
 


Your 6th or 7th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 6th or 7th grader? Changes, inside and out, that are a lot for a middle schooler to handle.
 


Your 8th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 8th grader? A sense of loss and a need for empathy, support, and some parental social distancing.
 


Your 9th or 10th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures mean for your 9th or 10th grader? Don’t underestimate the impact of all the little things they’re missing.
 


Your 11th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
What do school closures and quarantine mean for your 11th grader? A difficult interruption during high school’s most difficult year.
 


Your 12th grader’s life in the time of coronavirus
School closure means no closure for millions of 12th graders looking forward to end-of-year activities and high school graduation.
 


Want more? Visit our page of grade-based resources for learning at home. Check the CDC’s coronavirus page for updates, guidelines, and information on staying healthy.

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Updated: May 29, 2020