Parent Resources

The links below include articles that you may find useful for structuring difficult conversations with your children taking into consideration the ranges in age and maturity levels that are present in different households.

 

American Psychological Association
How to talk to children about difficult news

Westmed Medical Group
10 Ways to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Children

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Common Sense Media
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects

SAMHSA
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

KIDS HEALTH
How to Talk to Your Child About the News