Should I Talk to My Child About Terrorism?

How much exposure is too much?

As news of terrorist attacks and plots dominate the television news stream, it can be difficult for parents to keep all of the disturbing images and details away from the eyes and ears of children.

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The possibility of children being exposed to anxiety-inducing news, whether at home or at school, can leave many parents wondering what they can do to calm the fears of their children, whether they are young or into their teen years.

Child psychologist Katherine Lamparyk, PsyD, maintains that while most children are not overly concerned with terrorism, there is always a possibility that a child will become fearful or anxious over what they’ve seen on TV.

She offers you practical tips to guide a discussion of terrorism with your children. Watch to learn more.

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