What to tell your kids
Mental-health professionals have the following advice for parents struggling to explain terrorism to their children ...
Don’t pretend it hasn’t happened. Be honest. Reassure them that they’re safe. Use age-appropriate language. Be aware of what they are capable of understanding.
Talk about bad actions, not bad people.
Try to provide hope by shifting the focus towards people uniting in the aftermath and the work people are doing to help keep others safe.