With the 2014 Boston Marathon approaching, children and adolescents will be thinking and wanting to talk about what happened at the Marathon last year. Parents, caregivers, school faculty and school staff are significant adults in a child's life and will be among those who children and adolescents direct their comments and questions about the Boston Marathon.
It's normal for adults to feel anxious about talking with children about a frightening situation such as a tragedy. In an effort to help prepare adults for addressing the Boston Marathon with children, Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships has created the following tip sheets:
Tips for talking with children about the Boston Marathon tragedy: