Europe remains on-edge following the terrorist attacks in Paris. The threat alert for Brussels is at its highest level.
Meanwhile, Parisians are honoring the 130 people who died.
Thousands of people rallied in Southern France for civil rights and peace.
When devastating acts of violence take place, such as the terror attacks in Paris, it seems almost impossible to avoid the news coverage.
That means your children have likely seen some of the disturbing images coming out of France.
So how do you talk to your kids about what they’re seeing?
Dr. Erin Leonard, a child psychotherapist, has some guidance on how to do just that.
· Start the conversation
· Answer their questions
· Ask if they’re worried
· Empathize with their feelings
· Reassure them
· Validate their concern for others
· Be there for them
Read Dr. Leonard’s latest book Emotional Terrorism. You can also read her blog post Explaining Tragedy to Kids.