This is the second of our three-part resource series. Read the first post here: Continue Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy — Talk to Your Child.

Maybe you have been thinking about talking to your child about a difficult news report you saw together. Maybe your child, like Ruthie in the video below from the Oak Park Public Library, is acting strangely because of complicated feelings they are processing in response to a national or international event.

Below, you can find a few guides to help you talk to your child about the things happening in the news and on social media in a way that makes your child feel safe and heard.

Let us know how your conversations go. If there is something else you would like to see here, tell us.

Below is a video of Miss Jenny and Ruthie having a conversation about the January 2021 riot at the Capitol and how it made them feel.


Stay tuned for the next post in this series, ”Recognizing and Supporting Children who have Faced Trauma.”  
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