TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT REALLY TOUGH TOPICS
Violence, Societal Disruption, Sexual Assault, Clergy Sexual Abuse, Pornography
NEW! Talking to Kids about the Violence at the Capitol (Common Sense Media) The people at Common Sense Media have developed a great resource for communicating with kids about the events in Washington on January 6th when insurrectionists invaded the Capitol of the United States. Children and young people can be greatly affected by such happenings and it is vital for parents to help them process it.
Ver en Espanol: Cómo hablar con los niños sobre la violencia en el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos
The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal: What Parents Can Do, and How to Talk with Kids (Peanut Butter & Grace)
Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse (Darkness to Light)
Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography (US Bishops)
Safe Haven Sunday (Covenant Eyes)
Resources for Implementing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.
Connect with Me Activity Cards (MO Dept of Health)
Talking with teens may not always be easy, but most adults agree it is important to have meaningful conversations with young people. The more resources you have to help communicate, the more prepared and comfortable you both are for the highs and lows of adolescence. The Connect with Me cards are a great tool to strengthen the connections and help start meaningful conversations between youth and adults. And they are free!
Parenting in the Age of Weinstein (Patheos)
Families and #Metoo (Rethink Church)
Raising Sons - As a Mother of Two Sons, My Take on #Metoo
Remind children of your love for them. Be the light.
Studies tell us that being exposed to so many stories of violence, grief, and loss can lead to us feeling numb. Prayer empowers us to remember that though there is darkness, there is light. Practice empathy. Encourage empathy in your children so they do not become numb to the need for hope around us.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
~ Saint Mother Teresa