At the moment we are living in a challenging world from the effects of Coronavirus to the civil unrest we have been seeing. These are all very difficult thinks to speak with children about. I know I personally rarely have the news on in front of my own kids. Some would say this is good some would say this is a bad thing. We all have our own feelings on how we should raise our children during these times and how much news we should expose them too.
The one thing I do know is no matter how hard you try to protect them from the news, the negativity, the stress, and anxiety of the world around us it sneaks in. At the early stages of the Coronavirus Pandemic Sesame Street took on the challenge of speaking with our children about what was going on through town hall events. They are now doing the same for racism. Join Sesame Street and CNN as they partner together to hold a child and family friendly town hall addressing some of the current concerns. “The 60-minute special. “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.” Will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10am ET. The show will talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and being more empathetic and understanding.”
The special will not require cable and can be accessed via CNN’s app, cnn.com, CNN en espanol.
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