I can absolutely understand your daughter’s impulse. We all want to protect our children. But if she, and other white parents like me, wants not to have to talk to her children about police violence, she needs to work to make sure the police aren’t violent. We are all called to action at this time.

Writer with a master’s degree in psychology. Helpful, science-backed writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood. www.emilypgerickson.com

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