Although you may be limiting your children’s exposure to media coverage of the shootings in Paris, it is possible your children may still be exposed to the information via other school kids and media. If your children are feeling anxious from these events, it is important to reassure children that they are safe, try to maintain a daily routine, and listen and support your kids if they want to talk about the tragedy.
Below are some resources to help guide you and your family through this tragedy.
Resources to Help Children Cope with Tragedy
- How to Talk to Your Kids About the Attacks in Paris (Time Magazine)
- Helping Children Cope with Terrorism (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Children and the News (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)