I can't begin to express my shock and horror at the shootings yesterday in Aurora, Colorado at a move theater. There is no way to make sense of something so terrible and senseless, and to the victims and their families, please know that there are many around the country and around the world who are praying for you and your loved ones. It is often in times like this that families need to pull together to provide support and comfort. And that applies to not only those directly involved, but also to the rest of us who feel the pain from a distance.
As our children watch the never ending stream of media coverage of events like this one (and the ones that will certainly follow), parents need to communicate effectively with them as they try to process their own feelings. I put together a few thoughts about how to tackle issues like this when tragedy strikes and our children have to deal with these new emotions of pain, fear, and uncertainty. Make time to have a talk today with your kids about the Aurora shootings and help them know that you are there to help them work through whatever they are feeling.
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