Aug 27, 2015
Post By: Children's Health
We all remember the tragic shooting in Connecticut, and if your children ever want to discuss this event, or something similar, we want you to be prepared.
Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a child neuropsychologist at Children’s, says that while you should discuss tough events with your children, the subject could also raise anxieties in children who see the images on TV or hear about them on the radio or online, so it’s always important to monitor their time listening to, watching and interacting with the news.
Dr. Stavinoha suggests that you:
If your child is old enough, watch news reports or read the news together to encourage conversation about the topic. PBS has age-appropriate guidelines about how much news children should be watching and what they will understand about the news.
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