Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

Lion’s Story
Jun 2, 2020 · 5 min read

by Dr. Howard Stevenson

Image Credit: Chris Kendig Photography

Parents have a natural instinct to teach and protect their children. Police-involved killings, the shooting of unarmed black men, peaceful protests that turn violent — incidents that are often traumatic for adults — can make these two instincts feel in conflict.

Do we try to explain the strife our child sees on television? Or should we try…