The world events surrounding the Russia-Ukraine War may have you asking how to address the subject with your children. Sturgeon Bay Psychologist Dr. Dennis White says the current situation has just about everyone in the world upset, and no one knows what the outcome will be. He says when talking with children and even initiating the conversation, ask them first what they know about the war at this point. Then give them the straight information they may not have been given and ask them their emotions.
Dr. White says adults should be careful when talking to other adults about the war when children may be listening. He also recommends limiting watching social media and television news about the war because it’s unhealthy to watch it repeatedly. You can listen to the entire Mental Health Minute conversation with Dr. Dennis White below.