mourningOur hearts hurt today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. As you draw your children closer, Attachment Parenting International shares these resources on being a safe haven for our children if they are aware of this recent tragedy:

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
American Psychological Association

Talking to Children About the School Shooting
Susan Stiffelman, Parenting without Power Struggles

Talking with Children about Upsetting News Events
Massachusetts General Hospital

Resources from Mothering on talking with children about tragedy
Mothering.com

Helping Children with Scary News
PBS.org Parents

Little Listeners in an Uncertain World
Zero to Three

How to Talk with Kids about Tragedies like School Shooting
Dr. Laura Markham, Aha! Parenting.com

Helping Children Heal
Attachment Parenting International

Children and Grief
The Attached Family.com

Children and Death
The Attached Family.com

 


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    Last reviewed: 15 Dec 2012

APA Reference
Brhel, R. (2012). Coping with the Aftermath of the Newtown, CT, School Shooting. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/attachment/2012/12/coping-with-the-aftermath-of-the-newtown-ct-school-shooting/

 

 

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