Moms Talk: What To Tell Your Kids About Japan Deaths, Crisis?
Welcome to the online parents' discussion. If kids are upset, how can we as parents comfort them?
This week, Minori Yamaki, the director of Niles' Japanese preschool at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, said three- and four-year-olds at the school were worried about their grandparents in Japan.
But kids of any cultural background can be troubled by the news coming out of Japan--massive earthquake, tsunami, nuclear danger, radiation and possibly 10,000 people killed.
What can parents say to kids who may be frightened by the news? Do you purposely keep them away from news coverage, or is this the time for a "teachable moment"?
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