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How to Talk to Kids About World Events

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Wondering how to talk with your kids about the violence at the U.S. Capitol this week? We've pulled together resources to help you navigate conversations with your family.

The events at the U.S. Capitol caused fear and confusion. Here's how to help children make sense of it all. By Claire Trageser | National Geographic.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers by the National Association of School Psychologists and accompanying infographic.

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help. By Caroline Knorr | common sense media
Learn how to help children cope with trauma. By the Child Mind Institute

Use these age-based tips and questions to have conversations as a family about disturbing events. By Diane Jones Lowrey | common sense media
Talking to kids about the attack on the Capitol 
How do you talk to your child about a violent attack on American democracy shown on television in real time? By the Educator’s Playbook
By Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner | NPR

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