The shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers made last week an emotional one for many Americans.
The shootings raised complex issues regarding race, violence, and the role of police in our society.
Discussions about these tragedies have not only taken place in the news, but also around the dinner table.
Presenting frightening and confusing acts of violence to children can be difficult. Talking about issues that are tragic and divisive with friends and relatives can often require sensitivity. You don’t want to confuse or offend, but you also want to be able to speak candidly.
How are you navigating these delicate conversations? How have you talked about the shootings with your children? Your friends and relatives? How does the way in which we talk about these tragedies affect our relationships?