Since last Friday, parents, teachers and communities everywhere are mourning the loss of lives from a little school in Connecticut. Grief and broken hearts not just for the families with empty seats at the dinner table now, but also as we personalize the tragedy …"What if it was my child?" or " ... my school?" Among my own mommy friends, I have heard this time and time again: "Do I say anything or wait for him/her to bring it up?"
In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, PBS
has resources materials to help parents and teachers talk to kids about emergencies and scary news: