It can be hard to know what and how much to say to children about scary events in the news. Here are a few ideas:
Talking to Children about Tragedies and Other News Events
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a short video with tips for parents, ideas for talking to different aged kids, and signs that a child isn’t coping well.
Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News
PBS Kids and Fred Rogers Productions suggest ideas for helping young children feel safe amidst the uncertainty of upsetting news reports.
How to Talk to Children about Difficult News
The American Psychological Association offers guidance on talking with children and helping adults take care of them themselves.
Explaining the News to Our Children
Common Sense Media shares ideas for helping kids of different ages understand news events.