The Tragedy Talk…Again

My 13-year-old has a lot to say about the Boston Marathon tragedy. Boston is our home. Frightening how close that word Marathon is to Massacre.

“Why does this keep happening to our country?” she said to me when she first heard about the explosions.

“What sick person would do this?”

tearsShe was barely two-years-old when 9/11 rocked our world. Now she reads about terrorists in history books. And in the past 18 months, she has witnessed far too many horrific events unfold in the media, on Twitter and Instagram. [Read more...]

Words that Work: Kids and Tragedy

It’s horrific. It’s scary. And it’s hard to know what to say, or what not to say, to our kids.

When tragic events happen in our world, like Columbine, 9/11, or the latest disaster in Colorado’s movie theatre, they stop us in our tracks. They imprint on our brains and our kids’ brains. [Read more...]