Ingie Chalhoub, President and Managing Director of the Etoile Group and Creative Director of Ingie Paris, announces a comprehensive set of measures, assets and information on the coronavirus pandemic for families and children, in line with her ongoing duty as a member of the Dubai based UNICEF Leadership Circle. 

Through these turbulent times, Ingie encourages all to stand together to provide the local and global community with accurate and supportive guidance to make responsible choices in their contribution to the fight against COVID19. Cooperating alongside local governments on behalf of all their citizens, Ingie values her partnership with UNICEF as a vital opportunity to educate, protect and offer reassurance to children and families until this crisis is contained. 

Ingie has shared information relating to UNICEF’s communication response to COVID-19 and herself as well as UNICEF are proud to work together with the community to communicate the right information and advice, at larger scales. 

You will receive a series of communication on how you can protect yourselves & your children during such challenging times. 

From the UNICEF website, UNICEF would like to highlight this guidance on how to talk to children, as they are also watching the news. It is also understandable if your children are feeling anxious.

Remind your children that they can have difficult conversations with you at any time. Remind them that you care, you’re listening and that you’re available whenever they’re feeling worried.

How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness. 

Here are ways you can have an open, supportive discussion with your children & help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution for others.