Child outside in a red shirt
Child outside in a red shirt

Originally written by  Deborah Farmer Kris, expert with PBS

I want to talk to parents and caregivers of preschool and elementary-age kids for a moment. The news right now out of Europe is scary. Sometimes, our instinct is to avoid talking to kids about tough stuff on the news because we don’t want to upset them. And perhaps we don’t know where to start.

My kids are on school vacation this week, but when they return, their classmates will be talking about Russia and Ukraine. So, if my kids haven’t had conversations with me about it first, they’ll get their initial information from someone else.

Our job is to provide our kids with accurate, age-appropriate information, while reminding them that they are safe, and they are loved.

So how do we do that?

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