Talking with Children
When the Talking Gets Tough



Wars, shootings in schools, natural disasters, deaths at sporting events-- as adults we hope that these and other tragic outcomes will never happen anywhere and definitely will not impact the children and youth we care about. We would like to protect those young minds from the pain and horror of difficult situations. We would like to ensure that they have happy, innocent, and carefree lives.

So what is a parent, teacher, or other caring adult to do when disasters fill the airwaves and the consciousness of society?

Judith A. Myers-Walls, Extension Specialist, Purdue University. (Reprinted with permission)

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