Recent tragic events brought out this article by Robyn Sandoval of A Girl & A Gun. Robyn dives into topics to Initiate the Conversation, Make It Age Appropriate, Calm Their Fears, Invite Them to Help, Help Them Make Good Decisions, Give Them Equipment and Training, and then Revisit the Conversation. It is a MUST read, she did an excellent job communicating helpful points to discuss w your kids. Thank you Robyn for choosing Smart Choices as an avenue to help parents communicate and help children make smart choices.
When a tragic shooting takes place at a school, many parents struggle with how to address it with their children. It is a challenge to reassure your child that school is a safe place, and at the same time review emergency protocols so that they feel safe that they have a plan in place if something happens.“For the majority of students, school is a safe and supporting environment,” Dr. Robin Gurwitch, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University Medical Center, told ABC News in 2018, after the Parkland tragedy.
In this article, parents learn how to discuss the news with your children and some ideas for age-appropriate training that can help them stay safe.
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