As we continue to hear news from Boston following the multiple explosions that have rocked that city, we should be mindful that our children are hearing this news as well. GCP covered the topic of how to talk with your children about tragedy after the Newtown massacre (“How Do We Talk to Our Children About Newtown?” December 17, 2012); how incredibly sad it is that we must return to this topic just a few months later. Boston Children’s Hospital has just posted “Talking to Children After Tragedy”, found here, to help us help our children cope with the frightening events of this afternoon. As their piece notes, the advice for today is not vastly different than the advice given after Newtown. But it is worth reading to prepare ourselves to be as helpful and supportive as possible to the young ones who may need it.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone affected by this terrible circumstance.