From our Associate Director: talking to children about tragedies
Parents may be feeling scared, sad, angry and overwhelmed after last weekend when our nation suffered two mass murders. School starting this week should be a time of new beginnings and excitement, but it may be a scary time now as we all worry about the safety of our families. We have seen the images on television of terrified people running from the scene of carnage and interviews with grieving families and feel relief when it is not our family shedding tears.
Many parents might be wondering how to talk about this with their children, what to share and how to keep them from panicking. Please click the link below to read advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This article includes advice for parents of children of all ages and many other resources for parents who want to know more.
Posted by Jovahn Huertas on August 7, 2019