Children are likely to learn about war at some point from the media. Even if you try to buffer your little one from seeing images of war, whether it’s on the television or elsewhere, you should keep the lines of communication open.
Typically, parents should be honest with their children. However, that doesn’t mean you need to overwhelm your child with unnecessary information.
Keep your discussions appropriate for the age level. Don’t minimize the seriousness of war, but keep in mind that your child doesn’t need to know all the gory details of what’s going on.
Stick to the facts without talking too much about the scope of the impact. And don’t predict what might happen next or talk about how horrific things will continue to happen in the future.
It’s natural for your child to feel anxious, confused and upset about the prospect of war. And it can affect some kids more than others.
If your child seems to have trouble coping with the images he’s seen or the information he’s heard, you can always ask for professional help.
You can schedule an appointment with Rostyslav Shemechko at 647-866-9061 or here. Free psychological assistance during the war in Ukraine is available.
Source: Very Well Family