Change, loss and grief are an unavoidable part of life. Whether it’s a death, tragedy or natural disaster, dealing with the emotions brought on by grief and loss can be difficult at every age.
If the school shooting in Connecticut has you searching for ways to discuss it with your children, here are some resources to help:
- From MetroFamily's October, 2011 issue—Dealing with Change, Grief & Loss: Tips for Guiding Your Child at Every Age
- From the National PTA—Discussing Hate & Violence with Your Children
- National PTA has many resources to assist students, families, schools and PTAs in coping with school violence.
- From Chicago Parent—How to talk to your kids abou the Connecticut School Shooting.
- From the Child Mind Institute—Talking to Kids About Traumatic Experiences
- Information about dealing with school tragedies frm the National Association for School Psychologists.
- Fred Rogers talks about helping your children deal with tragic events in the news.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy.