Blog posts by Kevin Kelley

Talking About Gun Violence with Children: Supporting Early Conversations

Kevin Kelley Coordinator, School Age ServicesCoordinator, School Age Services; Jessica, Coordinator of Early Literacy Programs

Talking about and understanding the news with young children can be hard, especially when the news is as scary, confusing, and heartbreaking as it has been in recent weeks. In this post you will find a list of helpful strategies you can use to engage with your young ones about recent tragic events, booklists, and a video from our friends at Sesame Street.   Tips for talking to your young one: Don’t avoid the topic. Whether we realize it or not, kids can sense when we’re upset, sad, or experiencing anxiety. It’s better to acknowledge your feelings, even if you are not ready to…