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What Kids Need to Know about Tragedy

The news from Boston has taken over the national attention span today. If you have kids, they’re likely hearing about it—maybe seeing it, too.  As a parent, then, how do you acknowledge the news without scaring the heck out of your child? It’s not easy, says Hal Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool. “In a way this event is a smorgasbord of candy for the worst parts of ourselves. We let our anxiety make us want more.”


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