Talking with Children about Difficult Topics


Talking Points


Students can ask some tough questions… The resources below will provide you with some strategies and discussion ideas to help students find answers to difficult questions and topics that are appropriate to their specific needs.


Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

  • A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation, and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity, and respect for differences in schools.

The Fred Rodgers Company

  • Family Communications Company is a company that was begun in 1971 by Fred Rogers. The company continues Mr. Rogers efforts of  promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral health of children as well as supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children.

Dealing with Tragedy

  • Thirteen Online provides a resource site to help you cope with the effects of attacks both as educators and as parents. They have compiled a list of tips and resources focused on helping children through these difficult times.