July 11, 2016
Recent acts of violence throughout the county and in our own community have stunned the nation. Children, in particular, may experience anxiety, fear and a sense of personal risk. They may also sense anxiety and tension in those around them — friends, family members, loved ones, caregivers and other adults who have a direct impact on their well-being. Knowing how to talk with your child about violence will play an important role in easing fear and anxieties about their personal safety in these tense times as well as helping them to manage rising concerns. Here are some tips from PBS on how to calm kids’ fears, stimulate their minds and encourage them to think about their place in today’s world.