Handling questions about disasters and violence

How to navigate questions like: ‘But were the kids in bed when the earthquake came?’

If you, like the rest of us, are facing a tsunami of anxious questioning about ISIS, earthquakes, child abductions and general day-to-day violence in the community, you may be grasping for the words to:

  1. explain them in plain kid-friendly language,
  2. ponder the reasons underlying them in a way that doesn’t cause more angst, and
  3. settle your kid’s minds and hearts for the day ahead.

Fatherly.com has a useful article on this topic. Click on this link if you’re keen to find a way through the waves and onto calm waters.

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