PARENTING

How To Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action

New Society. May 2020. 192p. ISBN 9780865719361. pap. $17.99. CHILD REARING
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Global warming is a topic on many lips today, and the thought of a climate crisis may cause fear in many children. How do we discuss these crucial topics in a way that’s informational but without reinforcing anxieties? What can we do to help our children live their best future in a catastrophic world? Shugarman (executive director, Climate Mama) believes it is crucial to tell our children the truth. Grief and fear are normal in both ourselves and our children, but we must motivate ourselves to action and here she provides suggestions to do just that, advocating leading by example and supporting activism. Many parents may feel they lack the knowledge to speak in a scientific and informed way, and this book provides the facts parents need to have these conversations as well as tips for conversing with children on this crucial topic.
VERDICT A helpful tome on a crucial topic filled with scientific facts, this volume will be useful to both parents and teachers.

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