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Talking to Children About Tragedy


Society & Culture  (tags: children, tragedy, parents, protection, talking, kids )

Cher
- 3160 days ago - yourcaringworks.com
So what should parents say to their children if they have witnessed such a traumatic event?



   

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday February 25, 2010, 1:23 pm
Parents should seek professional help in such a situation.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 25, 2010, 9:17 pm
I agree with Bee Hive Lady.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 25, 2010, 10:07 pm
Oh, how horrible. I don't really like the idea of captive mammals to begin with.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday February 26, 2010, 1:46 am
All children are different, so there is no way to give an universal answer,we must try our way through the maze. TY for this post Cher.
 

Mike F (267)
Friday February 26, 2010, 5:23 am
Noted.
 

T Zabel (74)
Friday February 26, 2010, 9:07 am
CHILDREN REACT DIFFERENTLY TO TRAUMA SO TREATMENT SHOULD DEPEND ON THE INDIVIDUAL
 

Linda J (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 9:26 am
thanks for article
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 9:43 am
The best way for me was to answer all questions with reverence but always with the truth, not baby talk...
 

. (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 12:31 pm
Bee Hive Lady is absolutely right. Therapists go to grad school to learn how to address children's reactions to an incident like this and parents cannot assume that reading a few paragraphs on the subject will prepare them to handle what may come up.
 

Angel Jones (1)
Friday February 26, 2010, 12:39 pm
quite honestly with children i have found being open and honest is the best policy tell them half truths or lies n later on they get the turth it hurts them more
 

Donna B (2)
Friday February 26, 2010, 2:02 pm
I think the main thing is that the child feel safe and loved and questions are answered (to the best of ability). Sometimes adults will actually get irritated if a child asks questions.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 7:36 am
Interesting article!!! I noted it!!!
 
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