When Bad Things Happen: Talking to Your Child About Gun Violence

I spend a great deal of time talking with kids about some of the worst things that can happen. I fumbled when it became time to talk with my son about what happened in Charlottesville, VA. Or, when it comes to school shootings or gun violence. And I’m a trauma therapist. I should know what to say, right? After all, my job is to speak with children about the worst things that can happen.

It’s different when you are a parent speaking to your own children. So, after I gathered my thoughts and remembered what I do know, I wanted to share them.

I hope this will be helpful to you, as you start having these hard conversations with your children. Talking about violence in the form what happened in Charlottesville, or when mass shootings occur, […]