Talking with kids about the events in Boston

Apr 16, 2013
Yesterday’s events in Boston are on everyone’s minds — including kids. If you’re looking for tips and support, we can offer some: Scholastic News: Tragedy at the Boston Marathon — a kid-friendly way of learning about the events From the Raise a Reader blog: Using Books to Break the Ice and Tips for Talking With Kids About Scary News From our Parents site: Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War and Violence From the Yale Child Study Center: Tips for Helping Families and Children Cope with Disaster and Stress And, Scholastic’s editor-at-large Suzanne McCabe talked with NPR about helping kids through difficult times following the Sandy Hook shootings. We think it’s helpful and relevant today, too. You can find it here. Updated: And, a teacher in Boston reflects on what happened — a lovely piece about the role teachers can play in times like this. And, Instructor Magazine shares an important article, When Terrible Things Happen. What are your strategies for talking to kids about issues like this?