As global conflicts continue, it's important to know how to guide discussions with children on the feelings and thoughts they have. Parents, educators and caregivers can help children feel safe, supported, and foster empathy. Below is a list of resources that offer guidance and practical advice on how to broach these topics in an age-appropriate manner.
- Classroom Deliberations: A Model for Structured Discussion of Contested Political Topics
- Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter?
- How to Talk to Your Children About Conflict and War
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators
- How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War
- Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises
Positively Engaging Your Students
Facing History’s Head, Heart, Conscience protocol is a wonderful tool to set up conditions in the classroom to hold difficult conversations about world events. It helps students reflect on what they know, how they feel, and how ethics plays a role in world events to help them understand their own views.