How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

Read the full story from NPR.

A few months ago, I was standing at the sink in the kitchen. Suddenly my daughter, who’s seven, said, “You’re lucky you got to have your adulthood before the planet was completely destroyed by climate change.”

I didn’t know this was on her mind. I hadn’t spent all that much time talking to her about it.

And the worst part, somehow, is that her voice wasn’t full of emotion. It was completely matter-of-fact. Like, oh well, we don’t have time to stop for ice cream, and I don’t get to grow up in a world with a functioning ecosystem.

How do you comfort a child when the science suggests she’s correct?

These six tips form a guide to parenting through a slow-motion emergency.

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