When Kids Ask About the News

Try as we might, our little ones can sense our anxiety about troubling events happening in the world. How do we make them feel safe when they know something is going on?

Whether the awful events are worldwide or in your backyard, here are a few guides for talking to your children:

Fred Rogers said after September 11, 2001, "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.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world."

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