As you well know, this Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While it remains difficult for us to make any sense out of such a dark day, the flood of conversation will undoubtedly reach our childrens’ ears.
But how do we even begin to discuss these issues?
I sat down with my graduate school adviser, Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, who is also the VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop to open up this discussion.
The bottom line?
– Listen more than talk
– Our kids need to feel safe, secure and assured that their thoughts matter
– Shield them from age inappropriate images and stories
– Be there for them – whole heartedly. Life is short…and precious
See my interview with Dr. Truglio on PBS.org/parents/theparentshow and let me know your thoughts!