Fargo, ND – Rebecca Coffey ? author of Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings: Human Cruelty and the New Trauma Therapy ? says in times like these ? everyone needs to take care of the people they love. She makes several suggestions to parents on how to talk to children about trauma and difficult events.
1. Talk to your children using language that is easy to understand.
2. Assure your children that they are safe.
a. Be honest with your feelings.
b. Don't rush children through their feelings.