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The children are watching. What can you tell them?

Medical X-Press – Mayo Clinic News Network

“How can parents, caregivers and educators talk with children about racial turmoil and recent news events in the U.S.? Several Mayo Clinic experts say the best approach is proactive and direct. “I would recommend asking questions to see what your children have picked up, what they understand about the issues, how they’re feeling about it and find out what ‘holes’ they might have in their knowledge,” says psychologist Dr. Jocelyn Lebow. “This will help you frame your response – and their level of understanding might surprise you.” Psychiatrist Dr. Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire agrees. “It’s important to let children talk about their concerns,” she says.”(more)

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