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Talking With Children About Tragedy

4 Steps to Talking with Your Children About Tragedy

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

A lot of us have a tendency to not talk about tragedy with our children. And that is only natural. We want to protect them more than anything. We want them to never feel fear. But in this digital age, children will find out about world events.

The Oklahoma Tornado: How to Talk to Children About Tragedy and Disaster

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.21.2013 | 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 emotions. Not at all. Rather, we need to model healthy coping mechanisms for our children.

How to Help Children Cope With Tragedy

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

If our children don't view coverage of tragic events on television, they may hear about them from classmates or teachers. How can parents cope with their own anxieties while reassuring their children that they are safe?

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.