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New Coronavirus Support for Families


As Covid-19 moves rapidly from country to country, Family5 has turned its attention to finding ways to help and support its global parenting community.

At a time when parents all over Australia have questions and concerns about how best to face the current crisis and how to help their children understand and adjust, Family5 has received hundreds of messages from parents asking questions such as how to talk to kids about Covid-19, what to do if/when schools close, helping kids who are anxious and more.

How do I talk to my kids about: What should I do if schools close? How can I help my anxious child through this worrying time? How do I support my child if someone close to her becomes ill?

As part of its mission to give families better access to expert parenting support, and in response to its users, the Family5 team has been busy creating Situations for every one of these questions and more.

Concerned parents can now find free Covid-19 related tips and advice from parenting experts in a new temporary Covid-19 category in the app. Here parents will find suggestions from some of the world’s leading parenting professionals such as Alice Hanscam, Beth Greenawalt, Tina Feigal and Jelena Forese (who is also under quarantine in Italy).

Parents should check in each day as the team continues to add content in response to the changing situation.

Family5 is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Thriving Not Just Surviving It may be that families are quarantined, have been asked to stay at home or are voluntarily choosing to practice social distancing. With working-from-home becoming the new norm, Family5 helps parents and children make the most of their (extra) time together.

There are over 500 cognitive functioning boosting activities on the app, all designed to help families to connect and have fun. Finding ways to play and learn together is easy with Family5.

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