In light of Friday's (11/13/15) tragic events in Paris, I am posting some links with helpful information about discussing these types of events with children. Tragic events such as terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters will bring up a lot of feelings and questions. Children often pay close attention to the reaction of the adults around them, and will look to adults for answers and reassurance. There are several things to be mindful of when discussing these types of events with children.
The following are links with helpful information:
From the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry- Talking To Children About Terrorism and War:
Huffington Post Parents: Susan Stiffelman, family therapist and author, discusses Talking With Children and Teens About the Paris Attacks:
North Dakota State University Family Science - Talking to Children About Terrorism (this website has a link to a helpful download which details age-specific strategies, and other helpful links, such as how to help children cope with stress in this type of situation):
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!