Sharing the news of a tragedy or a major event with young ones!

November 2, 2017

Growing up teaches us a lot about life. While most of it is wonderful, it also forces us to face the hard realities that are part of it. There are times when even adults are shaken up by major events and tragedies that strike any time without any warning. Natural events like Hurricanes and earthquakes can leave a big scar on our lives, as well as the sudden demise of a close one.

As adults, we have learned how to find the courage to stand up after such events and carry on with our lives. Children on the other hand are inexperienced, and when they are exposed to the full impact of such situations, it could have a seriously damaging impact on their psyche and personality. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents, teachers and child care providers to filter information about such events when sharing it with kids in such a way that kids can cope up with the information, and digest it in a natural way without putting too much weight on their young inexperienced minds.

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