Stressful and traumatic events in our nation can weigh heavily on our students and severely impact their wellbeing. This "crucial conversations" page has resources intended to help parents talk through these issues with children of all ages. Please note that these resources are curated by Midway ISD's Student Support Services staff, but the content is not created by MISD.
As a parent, use your judgement for what is appropriate for your child's age, maturity, mental health status, emotions and curiosity.
Talking to Kids about Discrimination https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/kids-discrimination
Talking to Children after Racial Incidents https://www.gse.upenn.edu/news/talking-children-after-racial-incidents
Racial Healing Conversation Guide: Talking about Racism, Racial Equity and Racial Healing
with Friends, Family, Colleagues and Neighbors
Engaging My Child: Parent Tip Tool, Uplifting Families through Healthy Communication about Race
How to Talk with Kids about Racism and Racial Violence
“Beyond the Golden Rule” a Teaching Tolerance Publication
CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism 6/6/2020
Teaching Tolerance: Help your child learn to live and play in a diverse world
Talking to Children about Racial Bias
How to Talk to Kids about Race and Cultural Diversity
How to Talk to Kids about Race: Ages 3 to 8
31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance
13 Children’s Books about Race and Diversity