How to talk about war with your kids is probably a topic you’d like to never have to discuss with your children, but unfortunately it’s a fact of life. If you are struggling with how to talk about the war in Ukraine about the conflict with Russia and the world, then this is a must listen episode. Dr. Bethany Cook gives practical advice on how to discuss the topic, how to scale the conversation depending on your child’s age, and how to have this conversation even if you aren’t familiar with the intricacies of the issue.
about dr. bethany cook
Dr. Bethany Cook is a biological mother of two young children in a same-sex relationship, a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychological assessment, a music therapist, a trainer of therapy dogs and an ex-communicated Mormon from Indiana with a wicked sense of humor. Her life experiences afford her a unique perspective on how to make the most out of the cards life deals you (no matter your age!) as an individual, a family member, and a member of everyone’s larger family unit: society.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: how to talk to your kids about war
- When to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine, and when to say nothing
- How to scale the conversation whether you have a preschooler or a high schooler
- How social media use could be impacting your child’s understanding of the conflict
- What to do if you feel like you yourself are not informed enough to talk about the conflict
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