Talking to Young Children about the Protests

I found this article helpful in finding the right words when talking about the protests. I wanted to share it in hopes that it will give you some language and age-appropriate context in your discussions at home.


Here are the main takeaways, copied directly from Mother.ly and author Jareesa Tucker McClure:


Here are some of the phrases I'm using to talk to the young kids in my life about current events.


Sometimes unfair things happen, and we don't like it."


On some level, every child understands the concept of unfairness. They also know how it feels when something is unfair, and that they don't like it. Using this phrase helps them begin to relate to the unfairness that the protesters are calling out.