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Talking to Kids About Tragedy

For those of you who have yet to have the conversation with your kids and need some help, here are some resources for you…

I can’t believe this is a post that my hands even have to type right now. When devastation happens, it leaves me wondering what kind of world we are currently living in. I feel so helpless, yet I know that I am not alone in that feeling. One thing that I know must be done in my own family is to take the power into my own hands to tell our children about world and national news. While I would love to shelter them from the world, we need them to feel safe and know that their parents (and schools) are doing everything we can to love them and protect them. For those of you who have yet to have the conversation with your kids and need some help, here are some resources for you…

A Kids Co. has a free download for a PDF version of A Kids Book About School Shootings by a Columbine survivor that deals with this very real, current, topic. And, it’s upsetting that this book even needs to be written.

Dr. AnnLouise Lockhart has some recent Instagram posts that help to break down ways to talk to your kids like this one and this one.

Talking to Children About Violence and Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen are some articles I found helpful that were suggested by our school.

Finally, to get more involved, Everytown is fighting for change and see their site for ways to help.

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