How to Talk to Your Kids About Bad News

Mother consoling her crying daughter

We can’t protect our children from knowing about mass shootings and other tragic events, but we can help them cope in the healthiest possible way.

Chuck and Kelly spoke with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute in New York about how to talk to your children about upsetting news, how to help them express their feelings and how to help them feel safer.

Some of Dr. Koplewicz tips include: helping your child to feel safe by giving extra love, remain calm because children can pick up on your anxiety and listen and take cues from your child.

You can find more tips here and listen to the whole interview below.

 

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