Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events: What Parents Can Do

​​After any disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them.

If your child attends a Winter Park Consortium school, their CHILL counselor can help them process their feelings after a tragedy.

For tips on how to talk with your children at home, visit one of these trusted sites (links take you directly to their parent tips to talking with children about disasters and tragedies).

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Psychological Association

National Institute of Mental Health