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Talking With Children About Tragedy

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy in Boston yesterday. Whether you’re with your students or your own children or grandchildren this week they may have questions that are challenging to answer.

Below are some resources for talking with children about traumatic events.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – from the NEA Health Information Network

Helping Children Cope With Terrorism: Tips for Families and Educators – from the National Association of School Psychologists

Talking With Kids About the News – from PBS

Ten Ways for Teachers to Talk to Students About Sensitive Issues in the News – From the New York Times Learning Network

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