First I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to all of those families who lost their child today.
There are no words, I can say but that they are angels in heaven.
The event that transpired today is unimaginable, and one in which WILL effect many children!
As a former educator, I can honestly say that if your child comes home and asks you questions, less is better.
The most important thing they need to know is that they are safe, and loved.
Children may be curious, scared, angry, upset or show other emotions. It is critical that you listen to their feelings, and explain things in a simplified way, depending on their age of course.
Death is part of life, and children need to have an understanding during a crisis, if they ask.
All schools are offering counseling services next week, so please make your child’s classroom teacher aware if your child needs to seek services.
Another tip is to try NOT to watch the news, or read the newspaper while your children are around. It is not necessary for young children to watch the replay, or see pictures of today’s tragic event.
Be there for your child, listen to what they have to say if they bring it up, & again, God bless all those angels, & their families.
Take it from a Mom Who is deeply saddened today. 🙁