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Covid-19 has impacted all of us in some way or another. Perhaps the group that has been impacted more than any others are those children who are still going to school. The pandemic caused the schools to close down last year and it is still unknown how they will open up in the upcoming year.

We have a number of concerns when it comes to children, including the type of education they get and the amount of screen time that they receive. We sometimes wonder how this will affect them when it comes to the long-term.

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Education is certainly a worry to consider but perhaps you may also want to consider more of a pressing, upcoming problem. It has to do with talking to children about the holiday, and many kids may be wondering what Christmas will be like and how Santa will get into millions of houses amid the pandemic.

The holidays always bring a level of stress, but you can have less stress when you take advantage of the following 10 ways to explain this issue to your children.

1. Elves

He may send the elves to do his work for him.

2. Contactless Delivery

Who said that contactless delivery has to be about food?

3. Self-Isolating

Although it would mean no presents, Santa could always be self-isolating at the North Pole.

4. Go to Bed

Perhaps you could just explain that he can’t come until everyone is in the room. It’s a great way to get them to go to sleep at night.

5. Advertisements

We will likely see Santa wearing a facemask in advertisements.

6. Don’t Explain

Children might not ask any questions if it means that they might not get presents this year.

7. Break from Tradition

Rather than leaving out cookies and milk, consider leaving out some disinfectant wipes.

8. Truth

Maybe you just want to tell your kids the truth.

9. Launcher

You could make up something about an orbital launcher that gets the gifts into the home.

10. If All Else Fails

Some parents may just want to say that Santa didn’t survive the pandemic.