How to talk to kids about mass shootings, according to an expert

How to talk to kids about mass shootings, according to an expert

HIGHLAND PARK, Sick. (TOC) — Following mass shootings, dad and mom are confronted with powerful conversations with their children. And the taking pictures in Highland Park was notably emotional, since so many kids have been attending the parade when the taking pictures occurred.

Dr. Firuza Aliyeva is the founding father of Plena Thoughts Heart, a Pediatric Psychological Well being Heart in Northbrook. She’s had an workplace in Highland Park for years.

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“I feel it is horrible, it is scary, there’s such a variety of feelings to undergo,” stated Aliyeva.

She stated speaking to children about mass shootings just isn’t simple.

“Children do react with a really wide selection of feelings,” stated Aliyeva. “Children do have completely different developmental phases.”

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For youthful children, like these in elementary faculty, she stated it is essential to speak in brief sentences.

For older children, they’ll suppose extra abstractly. She advisable ensuring you reassure children. She stated they really feel secure if you really feel secure.

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