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September 11, 2014
Talking to Your Kids About Tragic Events

When your child learns about a disaster and tragedy either at home, at school, or on the news, it can be extremely unsettling and spark an excessive fear for family safety. It can be challenging to handle your child’s questions and comments with an appropriate level of sensitivity, but these discussions are a necessary and important part of your child’s development. For advice on how to best broach the subject, consult our article on talking to your child about natural disasters, war, and violence. Keep an open mind and be an active listener to get the most out of your conversation.


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