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Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

Check out this article on helping children cope with tragedy, published by Children's Medical Center Dallas in their Children's Med Mag.

"In light of yesterday’s tragic bombing in Boston, you should be prepared to talk to your child about the event.

Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a child neuropsychologist at Children’s, says that more than anything else during a time when fear and anxiety about a terror act or threat is running high, it is important to give your child a sense of personal safety and security. Children will be looking to adults for guidance on how to react to the recent bombing in Boston and any ongoing terror threats, and children will be relying on adults for reassurance and a sense of normalcy.

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