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The Newtown Tragedy: What Not to Say to Your Kids


The Newtown Tragedy: What Not to Say to Your Kids

The Newtown tragedy is raising a lot of fears, anxieties, and questions — and not just from our kids. As we search for ways to explain what has happened to our children without needlessly alarming them, one writer suggests that what we don't say might be more important than what we do.

In a post shared over the weekend, KJ Dell'Antona describes an approach to helping kids deal with anxiety known as "worried thought, brave thought," and also suggests that it might help parents, too. After all, we parents also need support in dealing with our feelings and fears.

Read about "worried thought, brave thought" at the New York Times >>

What has been most helpful to you and your kids in the aftermath of Newtown?

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