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An Australian father has shared the note he found in his eight-year-old daughter's bedroom that proves parents need to stop - or at least be careful about - talking about

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An Australian father has shared the note he found in his eight-year-old daughter's bedroom that proves parents need to stop - or at least be careful about - talking about coronavirus at home.

Greg Hughes, from Perth, shared the heartbreaking and funny note on Facebook and wrote 'this is the reason why I need to stop talking quite so much about pandemics and the coronavirus part two - the eight-year-old edition'.

In the note, Olivia has split it into sections and posted about how she is preparing for coronavirus, alongside her feelings around the pandemic and her hobbies.

An Australian father has shared the note he found in his eight-year-old daughter's bedroom that proves parents need to stop - or at least be careful about - talking about coronavirus at home (pictured)

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Greg Hughes shared the note and wrote 'the reason why I need to stop talking quite so much about pandemics and the coronavirus - eight-year-old edition' (Greg pictured with his kids)

 'I feel a bit scared and fine as well,' she writes in one section.

'But I always feel better when I think no kid has died from it.

But they should give us some days off if it cuts into are [sic] holidays.'   

Olivia also lists some of her hobbies including reading, story writing, flying kites and colouring in. 

Among the things she needs to do to prepare, the eight-year-old includes stocking up, finding things to occupy herself, hand washing and trying not to touch her face.

'[I need to] try to be a metre apart from everyone and not go to big events,' Olivia writes.

'I feel a bit scared and fine as well,' Olivia (pictured) wrote in one section, alongside her hobbies and how she is preparing for COVID-19

The note received a huge response online, where hundreds of people said Gregt, 33, had clearly done the right thing in educating Olivia and his other daughter Lucy around coronavirus and not blowing things out of proportion.

'It sounds like this was actually really good for her to do.

She was able to feel in control by making a list herself, and jotting down her feelings,' one fellow parent wrote.  

'An amazing testament to how well you've done to prepare her without causing panic,' another posted.

Replying to one of the comments, Greg said he is 'actually really proud' of how Olivia has handled the situation.

'We have had some really adult conversations about the current situation and every time she encounters something she doesn't understand or that makes her feel uncomfortable we sit down and talk through it together,' he said.

'Real talk with no sugar-coating or fear-mongering.' 

Other parents shared their own experiences, with some writing that it has changed how their kids deal with things and 'made them appreciate' things more (Greg pictured with his kids)

Other parents shared their own experiences with their children, with some writing that it has changed how their kids deal with things and 'made them appreciate' things more.

'My ten-year-old has really stepped up to the plate, dishes washing and being grown-up about hand washing and not going to the park,' one dad said.

'It's been a very unique experience.'  

Another added: 'Kids are surprisingly resilient and http://littleworldgifts.canariblogs.com/what-is-the-easiest-kite-to-fly-11356255 level headed sometimes'.

Australian parenting expert Sharon Witt revealed her recommendations for parents, and how to communicate with children about COVID-19 (stock image)

Speaking previously to FEMAIL, Australian parenting expert Sharon Witt revealed her recommendations for parents, and how to communicate with children about COVID-19.



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