How to Talk to Your Child About Texas School Shooting—Psychologists Advise

Summary:  In this article from Newsweek, Maurice Elias and Linda Reddy offer suggestions as to how parents can help their children cope with the idea of school shootings in the wake of what happened in Uvalde, Texas.  The advice is tailored to parents of both young and older children.

Source:  Gerrard Kaonga, Newsweek, May 27. 2022

Description:  “Following the school shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, this week, parents have been confronted with the issue of how to talk to their children about it. Newsweek spoke to Linda Reddy, a professor in the School Psychology Doctoral Program at Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and Maurice Elias, a professor of psychology and director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab about the tough questions ahead for parents. Both experts emphasized that parents should not shy away from the opportunity to reassure their children and connect with them following this tragic event.”

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