We posted our black squares in solidarity. We marched the streets in solidarity. What’s next?
Don’t stop the conversation.
At Family Centre, we are committed to our mission to strengthen families to create a healthier Bermuda for our children.
That’s why we are sharing these conversation tips for parents, starting this week.
1. Start the conversation.
Open the conversation early. Your kids are relying on you for information and, just as importantly, support on the current events.
2. Be prepared to listen.
You may not be their only source of information, so approach conversations with an open mind. Let them know you’re committed to engaging with their opinions.
3. Trust yourself.
As their parent, you are already the expert on your child. Be honest about your own uncertainties and go into any conversation with an open mind.
When topics like racism and injustice come up, parents may think, “My child is too young for this conversation…”
While young children (ages 2-6) may not have enough life experience to understand, having a conversation can help make sense of things that seem senseless. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when having the conversation:
Maybe your child is older, and you’re thinking, “My child already has an idea about it…”
Children between the ages of 7-12 tend to be more exposed to content and information more often – as they are interacting with peers and social media more readily. It is vital for children to be able to discuss topics without feeling judgement, shame or embarrassment.
For more tips, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-difficult-subjects
Visit this page again next week for more resources!