We want to protect our kids from the bad in the world, but it’s not always possible. Here’s how to have the right conversations about scary news to help our kids handle it.
It was like someone had knocked the wind of my chest, and my husband had to tighten his grip on the steering wheel. I collected myself enough to respond as casually as I could, despite reeling on the inside.
“Um, yes,” I said. “How do you know that?”
“We learned about it in school,” my daughter said, matter-of-factly. “It’s really sad.”
“Yes, yes, it is,” I replied.