Talking about sensitive subjects

How do we talk to children about what’s going on in the world today?
How do we bring up sensitive issues?
How do we even begin to explain these tricky topics?

It is important that children grow up aware about the world in which we live. It is impossible to shield them from hearing the horrible stories on the news, see the stories in the newspaper or from hearing things when out and about. It can be difficult to know where to start and not scare the children.

So, with this in mind I recommend turning to books. This series is from BES Publishing.
They introduce important issues with easy to understand language and include ides of ways that the children can make a difference.
Head on over to for a review of each, individual book.

REMEMBER: Encourage your child to talk to an adult if they ever feel worried!