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How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Talking About Tolerance: What You Can Teach Your Child After The Orlando Shooting

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

The violence of Saturday night's mass shooting in Orlando, FL. has left many parents and educators wondering how to purposefully discuss the event, which was the deadliest attack on American soil since 9/11, with their children.

Talking With Children About Tragedy -- Again

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The important thing to know is that children take their coping cues from us, the trusted adults in their lives. This isn't to say that we should cover our pain. Not at all. Rather, we need to model healthy coping mechanisms for our children.

The Boston Marathon Tragedy: One Mom's Chain of Events

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

My 12-year-old son was the first to inform me of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. He received an auto-update from SportsCenter.