Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy: Coping Tips for Parents & Kids

UPDATE (4/20): Here's another good site on PBS Parents: Talking with Kids About the News

I saw this post on Shaping Youth today and was struck by how thoughtful and useful this information is. If you have kids of any age and are wondering how to cope and help them cope with:

  • All the graphic media they'll see/hear about in the next few weeks
  • Feeling safe at home and at school
  • How to talk about the tragedy on an age-appropriate level
Amy Jussel has compiled a few resources and guidelines that can help. This is sad, scary stuff. It's nice to know there are a few small things we can do to bring a little comfort and peace to the kids in our life.

And in all seriousness, don't underestimate the power of rocking out when it comes to blowing off some steam and relieving anxiety (both yours and your kids). I hope today's previous post on the Lovely Mrs. Davis and her rock-out list can help with that.

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