How to handle serious discussions with your kids | CASA on Global News Morning

“It’s very important to have a safe environment to be able to completely express your feelings, and we can’t do that if we’re not listening actively to one another … and are trying to persuade each other of our opinions.”

Duelling protests about the role of schools in educating children about sexuality and gender identity took place in cities across Canada this week.

CASA Clinical Manager Blessing Igiogbe joined Global News Morning to share tips about creating a safe space to have serious discussions about current events with your children.

Watch the segment here. 

CASA Clinical Manager Blessing Igiobe speaks with Erin Chalmers on Global News Morning.

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