9 Ways to Talk to Kids About Tragedy
More today than ever, we can’t protect children from hearing about or even witnessing violence and tragedy anywhere in the world.
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley offers a resource-rich but commonsense article by Kira M. Newman entitled Nine Tips for Talking to Kids About Trauma.
Among the nine: Initiate the conversation; reassure them; find out what they know; share your own feelings; and know when to seek help.
Included on the site is a remarkable viral video of a Parisian father reassuring his young son that he is safe after the Paris bombings.