I really appreciate your thoughts here. My take is that it’s normal and natural for children to do their best to make sense of the world around them. It is the parent’s job to help children with that sense-making task. I think you’re absolutely right that, if we shy away from talking about these complex topics, someone else will. It is important to set a justice-minded tone, for all of our futures.

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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