Broaching Tough Topics with Children: Part 1-- Missing Children
All children deserve to be happy, healthy, safe and care-free as they live and learn!
However, as life would have it, issues and challenges inevitably come our way and despite our best protective efforts, children are not immune to experiencing them as well. Sometimes it may seem difficult to broach these subjects with young children and inform them in positive, honest and realistic manner. Good fiction and non-fiction books, when read and discussed with your children periodically, can help you and your child grapple with tough topics such as adoption, autism, bullying, divorce and death.
Rest assured that Rosedale Library’s Children’s division staff will assist you in choosing appropriate titles for the situation at hand. From May – September we will feature a small display in our library dealing with a display on various tough topics.
May 25 is National Missing Children Day, so Rosedale Neighborhood Library has books on hand to bring awareness to the prevention of child abduction, exploitation and homelessness. Listed below are some works that tackle some of these tough topics, with their authors and suggested grade reading levels. You are welcome to select the title links of your choice in order to place the books on hold at your closest neighborhood library branch.
May's Tough Topics: Abduction/Exploitation/HomelessnessA Shelter In Our Car (K-2nd) by Monica Gunning
Homelessness (4th-7th) by Arthur Gillard
My Body Belongs To Me (PreK-1st) by Jill Starishevsky
The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Sexual Abuse (Pre-K-1st) by Sandy Kleven
Preventing Missing Children: A Parental Guide To Child Security (Parents) by Gerald S. Arenberg
How to Raise a Street Smart Child:The Complete Parent's Guide to Safety on the Street and at Home (Parents) by Grace Hechinger