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Talking with Kids About What's Going On in the World

Talking with Kids About What's Going On in the World

May 25, 2022-- ""Mom, I'm feeling nervous, my 12-year-old daughter shared one night as I tucked her into bed. "Are you just having nervous feelings or are you thinking about something?" I asked. "Ukraine," she replied. I asked if she wanted to talk about it. She didn't."I just want you to tell me a story--a happy story--to help me fall asleep." In that moment, I found myself going through the eternal parenting struggle--the struggle of wanting to do or say the right thing and not knowing exactly what that was." In this thoughtful piece Shauna Tominey offers five pointers on how to talk with kids about the difficult realities of our current world. (3076 reads)


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