How to Console Children During Times of Tragedy
Mr. Rogers famously advocated for parents and caregivers to be honest with children when tragedy struck, which is perfectly reflected in one of his most famous quotes: "My mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world."
It's relevant, especially in today's world, to foster children's perspective when bad things arise, and to teach them to pay attention to the good that's being done instead.