Life can be difficult, but knowing what to say to your child doesn’t have to be.

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Miscarriage. Deaths. Medical diagnoses. Health emergencies. Pandemic. Police murder. Evacuation. Infertility. Burglary.

These are all hard things. In the last year, each of these has touched my family, and I have talked my little kids through every one.

My children, who are currently almost three and five years old, have been through a lot in a year. …


Emily PG Erickson

Writer with a master’s degree in psychology. Crafts essays about culture, mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood.

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