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How to talk to children about scary events

Parent Today logoFeb. 16, 2018 -- We were deeply saddened to learn of Wednesday’s tragedy at a Florida high school and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by this incident. As educators and as parents, we sometimes struggle to talk about these events and find the words to help children feel safe.

School support and administrative staff are ready to respond to children's concerns and needs as necessary and appropriate in the wake of Wednesday’s news. We are sharing a link to an excellent article from Parent Today, “When the news gets scary,” as well as tips from the National Association of School Psychologists on how to talk to children about violent events (attached).

Please join us in keeping the families of Parkland, Florida, in your thoughts.
 
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