The current pandemic has disrupted all of our lives, but sometimes we forget how to explain difficult times to children. Psychologist Charlotte Armitage has five tips. Be totally honest but in an age-appropriate way. Allow them to be emotional. Let kids talk to their friends on video to maintain social interactions. Be flexible with home-schooling and allow a system to evolve and develop - learning can come from many areas outside their books. Implement a routine, as predictability is important to children, and consult them when you create the routine. And finally, let your child teach you something - it's important that they can feel some control and also, it's another way of learning.