How To Talk To Kids About Tragedies In The Media

Tonight, there was a breaking news event out of Wisconsin where a speeding SUV crashed into innocent bystanders, injuring countless people and killing several others. Stories like this are hard to process for parents. I cannot imagine the pain and grief of having to talk to a loved one after the loss of life so senseless and tragic. As parents, sometimes our job is to explain the unexplainable. Our kids are likely going to hear stories such as these … and we need tools in helping navigate the discussion. Young children, teens and even adults may be disturbed by images and stories of people getting hurt in the media or on TV. Here are some helpful tips on how to handle this issue.
— Read on childdevelopmentinfo.com/how-to-be-a-parent/communication/talk-to-kids-media-violence/

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