Recently our own Jen McCormick, Clinical Supervisor at The Healing Center, was asked by King 5 News to go on air and provide parents with advice about how to help their children cope with tragedies such as the recent Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting. Here is some advice she shares.
1. Be open and honest
2. Let them share their version of the story as many times as they need to
3. Be authentic (especially with your teens) and show your true concern
4. Keep the door open to conversation for as long as it takes- new events might trigger grief in children unexpectedly
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