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Talking to your child about current events

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As a parent, it can be tempting to try and shield our children from upsetting news. But children are more aware than we sometimes think, and can easily pick information up from friends at school or by seeing things online. So it’s good that they learn about what’s going on from the person they trust most in the world, which is you. 

If your children are older, they may well follow the news themselves, so it’s good to let them know that they can always talk to you about anything that’s worrying them.

Tips for talking to your child about current events

Last updated: 2 May, 2023