Portion control is everything; even in parenting. Finding the balance of too much and not enough is tricky. It is our job to navigate that, to measure the information and expectation out with sensitivity and bravery.
Information helps. Honesty helps. Books help. Vulnerability helps. Normalcy helps. Friends help. Nature helps. Listening helps. Trying again helps. Hope helps. Silly helps. Asking for help helps.
In this overwhelming time you are doing the huge job of interpreting current events for your child. You deserve commendation for considering what they are seeing & hearing, what they can handle, and what they need to know. You are also committed to the ongoing lessons, hard conversations, and costly actions that the next bits will bring. Well done.