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How To Talk to Your Children About The Boston Tragedy

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Dr. Argie Allen Dr. Argie Allen

Our children, like ourselves, are very plugged in these days.  Even if the television is off, computers, tablets and conversations with other kids keep our little ones involved in the events of the day.

Bottom line: Our kids are paying attention and we need to recognize this fact and handle with sensitivity and care.  The truth of the matter, says Dr. Argie Allen, is that sometimes bad things happen to good people.  

To start a difficult conversation with a child, Dr. Allen says you should start with the question, "What do you know?"   Then, you can deal with what they have been told.  You want to have an open dialogue with your children. 

Dr. Allen is a fan of what Mr. Rogers said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping."

Dr. Allen goes on to say that when children are traumatized, they look towards people that was to provide security to them.

You can watch the full interview with Dr. Allen above.  We will also have a full interview with her on the Fox 29 news at 5 & 10.

 

 

 

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