As the community continues to try to make sense of, and mourn the lives lost in the recent Seal Beach shooting, many parents may be left with questions about how to talk to their kids about such a tragic event and help them ease their fears.
In a recent Orange County Register article, Dr. Mery Taylor, pediatric psychologist at CHOC, addressed this topic and suggests talking openly with your children about what they’ve heard and how they feel, and assuring them that their feelings are normal. She recommends limiting their exposure to media coverage and answering their questions honestly and in an age-appropriate manner.
Parents should also watch for signs that their kids are distressed, irritable or aggressive. Read the full story.
- A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers insight into behaviors and reactions parents might expect from their children – as well as themselves – and strategies to help.
- A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers advice to parents on when, and how, to talk to children and adolescents about tragedies.
- By Dr. Ava Casados, psychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC and Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As we grapple with recent events, we are all likely experiencing a range of ...