Talking to Children About Difficult Topics

Are you worried about:

  • talking to a child about divorce, death or illness,
  • preparing a foster child for a placement move, or sharing their traumatic history with them,
  • discussing the importance of internet safety,
  • helping a child to understand the need for painful medical treatment

Having these conversations is tremendously difficult but preparing children for life-changing events is incredibly important for their future mental health and for maintaining their trust in you. However, that does not make it any easier when we realise that we are going to have to have a “difficult” conversation with our child. Unfortunately, that fear can often lead to important topics being avoided or not given the time and consideration needed to address it in the best way possible. Whatever the subject, or the age of the child, there are lots of ways to make it a bit less painful for you both and maybe come away from the conversation knowing that you’re even closer to your child than before.

Within this two-hour workshop, delegates will learn:

  • The things to consider before having a difficult conversation
  • How to start a difficult conversation
  • Strategies for talking about life changing topics


Course Date: TBC

Course Time: 12 – 2pm

Cost: £30 per person

Location: Lichfield


To book on this group, please call our office number on 01283 840051 or click below to fill in our enquiry form


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