Having Difficult Conversations
When the World Seems Dark, Scary, or Confusing
Children should be welcomed into a world of love. We want to keep them protected and innocent for as long as we can, but sometimes the world interrupts that innocence. The news is overwhelming today - natural disasters, political polarity/animosity, and stories of horrific violence, or sexual harassment.
We live in a world where it is difficult to filter what they are exposed to. What can we do?
Here are some tips to help us navigate families through these difficult times/topics. We've gathered advice from experienced parents, psychologists, physicians, and other professionals, that we hope helps parents and guardians have those difficult conversations: first Talking to Kids & Teens about Tragedy & Violence, then Talking to Kids in a #Metoo World.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~ Mr. Fred Rogers