It is already a difficult task to explain bombings, tragedy, and death to our children. Coupled with PTSD, keeping our kids feeling safe when we are most likely managing our own trigger, can almost be out of reach.
Take a deep breath, and read over these ideas.
Make them a part of your parenting toolbox for future events or questions. Better yet, remind the child in you who may not have been told theses things that it's going to be OK.
I am thankful to the organizations who published this information for us who might not have been taught how to handle traumatizing news.
"But what I've realized over the past few years is that information may reduce anxiety, but media saturation generates anxiety, fear, blame, and even rage. Many of the news outlets are fighting for ratings as we're fighting to breathe and put one foot in front of the other."
Resources for Parents by Brene Brown
During disasters and tragedies I often find myself drawn to the news. I want to know exactly what's happening as it's happening. I want to feel connected and informed... continue article