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What do you recommend parents say and or do to help young children cope with traumatic events?


With the shooting today at an elementary school, many parents are without any idea on how to talk to children about the events and how to cope. What are your recommendations?

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Best Answer Helen (brightforyou) says

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    Debbie Carey (prektjr.dc) 4 years ago

    brightforyou,

    So very true, words fall short and the steps will be different for every child. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Debbie Carey (prektjr.dc) 4 years ago

    phoenixarizona,

    You are so right, it is a horror! Constant reassurance will be vital, for months and for some even years. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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Helping Young Children Cope With Traumatic Events

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    Debbie Carey (prektjr.dc) 4 years ago

    JThomp42,

    It is so true that counseling will be essential for all involved! In addition, there will be new things popping up along the way! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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