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How To Help Kids Cope With Tragedy

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WMDT 47 News - Kids are rapidly getting information about the Boston bombings through Twitter and Facebook. And parents, once again, face the daunting challenge of how to best help their children cope.

Dr. Jamie Howard, a clinical child psychologist says the Boston terror attack is something that parents should be talking about to kids of all ages. 

 

"Kids are getting info really quick these days, and so it might not be that another 5 year old is seeing it on the internet but then the older kids at school are talking about it. You want to be there for them to correct any misinformation," she said. 

Also important - try to be calm and direct when you talk with your child, even if you feel a little bit scared yourself. Some sadness, anxiety and even nightmares are normal in children after a national tragedy. 

 

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