Early Childhood Tips on Talking to Children about Difficult Topics

April 28, 2021

By Kasey Cain, Licensed Professional CounselorTalking to kids about difficult topics

In February, The Wise Family blog focused on ways families could build a culture of inclusion, community, togetherness, and unity within and among one another.  At that time I wrote about reading together and talking together and provided a few links to support those conversations. Since then, the world continues to be faced with acts of violence and hate, particularly targeting people of color. As a white woman, I understand that I will never truly understand. But, I work every day to stand as an ally. I work to disrupt individual beliefs and institutional systems that perpetuate a white supremacy culture. To do this work, open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations are necessary. The earlier we have these conversations with children the better. But many people don’t know where to begin or how to talk about challenging topics with children. To support you with these conversations, I am happy to share a 5-4-3-2-1 Fairfax Early Childhood Tips on Talking to Young Children about Difficult Topics.

The Fairfax Early Childhood Partnership Team, comprised of representatives from FCPS, Fairfax County Office for Children, and community partners, works collaboratively to provide quality early childhood experiences for every child in Fairfax County. Each month, the work team shares 5-4-3-2-1 tips on different topics. While the tips are generally geared towards working with PreK children, this month’s tips and resources are relevant beyond that age range. And, if you want more resources and support, your friends at The Wise Family are always happy to help.
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Until next time, Be Wise!