Talking to Children About Tragedy

Along with our sadness at the school shooting tragedy in Connecticut, comes questions about how and what to tell our children—especially those in elementary school.


We combed the web and found these excellent resources from child psychologists, grief counselors and educators. Let us know what’s helped the most in your household by commenting below.

Talking with Children About the Connecticut School Shootings, Psychology Today

Talking to Children about Disasters, American Academy of Pediatrics

How to Talk to Children about School Shootings, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter

Talking to Your Children about the Recent Spate of School Shootings, American Psychological Association

Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting, New York Times

How Not to Talk with Children about the Newtown Shooting, New York Times,

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