The Answer Sheet: talking to kids about tragedy

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 01/14/2010

Talk to kids about Haiti tragedy

Every time there is a massive loss of life somewhere in the world, and pictures are being beamed on television and over the Internet, the question arises about how and when to talk to kids about the tragedy. Today the news is about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Trying to keep bad news away from children (except especially young ones) is an exercise in futility. Here are some tips about how to address the issue--inside and outside of school--according to the age of the child.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:43 AM ET, 01/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)