How to Talk to Children About Difficult Topics

In this two-hour virtual session, you will explore some of the difficult topics that children may encounter or experience themselves and ask you questions about. You will learn about the impact these experiences could have on their development and some of the changes you might see in their behaviour as a result.


At a glance

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Course duration

2 hours

Delivery method

Delivery method



Suitable for

Thrive Licensed Practitioners



Worth 5 CPD points

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Price per place from

£72 excl. VAT



Course Outcomes

‘How to Talk to Children About Difficult Topics’ is worth 5 CPD points to Thrive Licensed Practitioners.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand some of the difficult topics that children may encounter or experience
  • recognise some of the behaviours that children may display when affected by these topics
  • initiate and hold space for children to discuss difficult topics
  • recognise your own triggers and have effective strategies for managing them.

Who is it for?

Thrive Licensed Practitioners.



The benefits of Thrive have been huge. I find that creating a really special relationship is key to everything. Once we have worked on that trust, that’s the beginning of it all."

Amelia Joyner. Leader. Cullompton Pre-School.



What you'll learn

The course will equip you with a range of tools, top tips and tried-and-tested strategies to help you to begin these conversations and to respond helpfully and appropriately to whatever the children bring to the conversations. This will include the opportunity to practise some of the speaking and listening skills required to initiate difficult conversations and to hold a space for children to share their concerns, fears and questions.

Having practised these skills, you will also have a chance to explore your own responses to these difficult topics to increase your awareness of your own emotional triggers, as well as some strategies for staying regulated when you feel triggered.

    Course structure

    2-hour webinar.


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