Counselors Offer Advice On How To Talk About Black Lives Matter Movement With Kids


Monday, June 8th 2020, 5:36 pm
By: Erica Rankin


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Children are known for being extra curious and asking a lot of questions. Right now, with COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement kids have a heightened sense of curiosity.

Licensed counselors in the metro said that this is a critical time to listen to your children.

“I think they need to realize how important they are right now and that their conversation with their children is going to determine how they feel,” said Anita Walker, a licensed marriage and family counselor.

Walker said it is important to talk with your kids but to know the level of stuff you can share with them, so they do not become overwhelmed or anxious.

Along with that she said parents have to reassure their kids that things are going to be okay and we will all get through this together.

“Right now, it is critical because again we don’t know what their perception is until we talk to them and listen,” said Walker.

Walker suggested parents also share positive things happening in the state or country with the kids to show them there is a lot of good out there.