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A crisis can happen at any moment. When tragedy strikes, it can be difficult for a child to process. Here's how parents can help.

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Trauma, Tragedy and Children

It is crucial that parents, teachers, and other adults are honest with children when they ask about a tragedy they’ve just heard about, regardless of how far away it happened.

How to Talk About Death With a Child

My seven-year-old child has a best friend in the final stages of a long battle with cancer. How do we tell her and her 10-year-old brother that the friend won't be with us much longer?

Should I Keep My Child from Hearing Negative Media Coverage about a Crisis?

Your best bet is to monitor what they're taking in and then make sure that you talk to them about what they are thinking and feeling when they see or hear these things.

Helping Children Cope with the Unexpected

When natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or other senseless acts of violence occur, the depth of the destruction and harm can leave many children emotionally shaken.

How to Encourage Your Children to Help After a Natural Disaster

Regardless of how your child gets involved, their desire to do so shows genuine empathy and a moral desire to help others, which are characteristics that should be praised and encouraged.

Media Bombardment

The abundance of media can offer a world of excitement and discovery for children. But it can also open up a world of negative, harmful messages your child may not be ready to handle.

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