We want the best for our Littles. Our attention, time, and energy go into helping them understand who they are and who they can become. Unfortunately, there are things in this world that won’t make sense to them. There will be difficult times and events they don’t understand.
In our latest blog post, we’re touching the more difficult conversations about violence and how to talk to your Little about something that has happened either personally, at their school, or in the world.
Understand Their Comprehension Level
First off, we are not mental health professionals. If your Little is having a truly difficult time with a violent event that happened, it’s best to let the experts help. Talk with their parents about the difficulties they are having or suggest your Little reach out to their school counselor. We want to support them the best we can.
Every child is different in how they understand what happened. A six-year-old won’t comprehend what a teenager would. If your Little asks you questions about something that happened you hopefully know them well enough to know what you should or shouldn’t talk about.
Tips for Difficult Events
Peace of Mind
As a Big, we look for ways of helping our Little lead fulfilling lives. Just remember you can’t always take away the difficult times, hurt or pain, or uncertainty. The biggest part though is just being there for your Little when they need someone the most.