Feeling puzzled about how to talk to your kids about the difficult realities of global crises like the war in Gaza and Israel? UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center gathers research-based insights from two professors, Abigail Gewirtz from Arizona State University and Shauna Tominey from Oregon State University. Their advice? Assess your own well-being first, understand your child's viewpoint, admit when you don't have all the answers, and underscore the universality of human dignity. Encourage your kids to express their feelings, take compassionate actions, and remember the power of humanity amidst trauma. Bringing in Maryam Abdullah's words, these conversations can help "teach children that the identities and cultural traditions each person carries are just as important to them as yours are to you." This is how you can assist your child in navigating difficult global events while fostering their compassionate action.

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