Lately the traumatic events that have inundated the news have increased. It is almost impossible to keep your kids away from all the bad things happening and to be truthful I rather tell my son, that let him learn from others and maybe get wrong and confusing information. So how do you discuss traumatic events with young children? Although these may be difficult conversations, they are also very important. Here are some tips to help in difficult times:
Fortunately, most children are quite resilient. However, by creating an open environment where they feel free to ask questions, we can help them cope with stressful events and experiences, and reduce the risk of lasting emotional difficulties.
Adapted from the research done by David Fassler, M.D.
David Fassler, M.D.is a clinical professor in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine