My 8-Year Old Asked Me if I Was Going to Die
Supporting our children’s mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sobbing uncontrollably, my eight-year-old could not sleep. He began to quiver, and I brought him into my bed, having him curl next to me. “Mommy, I want COVID to stop. I don’t want you to die.” His breathing amplified, tears flowing and slowly soaking his dinosaur pyjamas.