How Do You Talk With Your Children About Tragedy?

A global culture of violence erupted once again last week in the horrific attacks in Beirut, Paris, and Baghdad. In the face of tragedy, let us focus on what unites us instead of what divides us, emphasizing our common humanity and examining how violence harms all of us. Check out this guide to talking with your kids after a tragedy from PBS. We found these tips from psychologists helpful, no matter your age.


For ongoing inspiration, we also suggest this video of a Parisian father talking to his son about how flowers are just as powerful as guns.
With tools such as these, let us heal and together build a world that values life and does not use violence to resolve conflict. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team

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