Climate change affects all of us. Your children may have concerns. You want to be able to talk to them about it without affecting them with your own anxiety.
Tell your children the truth but frame it with hope. We have the ability to act on climate change right now. Many of the things we can do to help the planet improve our own lives in the short term. Advocacy by young people brings attention to the concerns.
Work to empower your children to do what they can to improve conditions.
Listen to this encore episode from January 2020 as Dr. Aparna Bole, Chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to talk to your kids about climate change.