Let your daughter know that her fear is normal and that it's okay to be sad or even frightened that it might happen to her. In that same sentence make sure you reassure her that our school system is doing everything in their power to make sure kids continue to learn in a safe environment. Also, reassure your daughter that the gunman that caused this incident is no longer a threat. Reassure her of her safety and of the schools. Our children rely on us to define the world as it is. Choose your words carefully, and help her understand so that she can get back to a routine and add normal back into her life. Remind her that all of her emotions are normal reactions.
Edited by Tuculia (12/15/12 01:24 PM)