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How to Help Children Understand the Russian Invasion of UkraineMindWise, 2022-03This is a Tip Sheet to help parents talk with their childern about the Russian Invasion into Ukraine. The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has been distressing for many. Here are some tips for talking with children about these recent events. 1) Listen to What They Are Saying 2) Ask what they’ve heard about the situation. 3) Let them tell you in their own words and answer their questions in an age-appropriate manner. Sometimes it helps to have these conversations during an activity, such as drawing, mealtime, or driving with you in the car. 4) Spend time listening to understand what children already know. 5) Answer their questions and explain what’s going on using simple words and concepts they can understand.