As our children grow into “big kids,” they will become more curious about the world and begin to ask more questions. It will be fun to answer the lighthearted and silly ones, but it’s also important to address the more serious questions they’ll have. From their own personal fears to things they'll hear on the news, our kids may ask about some pretty tough subjects. Talking to kids about concerns like violence and natural disasters gives them valuable knowledge on how to handle those situations. It’s important to help our kids understand real life issues because as much as we want to keep them safe, we can’t shelter them from everything.
Here are some great resources that give insight on how to start those tough conversations:
Responding To Cyberbullying from Family Online Safety Institute
Talking with Kids About News from PBS
5 Real-World Issues That Worry Young Kids from Parents