How to talk to children about flooding, Ukraine and COVID-19

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
March 7 2022 - 1:30am
How to talk to kids when all the news is bad

We've had fires, floods, two years of ups and downs in a global pandemic and now the war in Ukraine means more images of fighting, displacement and horror are splashed across the news.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.