Helping Children Cope With War
School personnel need to provide a safe, supportive environment where children feel free to discuss their thoughts and feelings about war. By listening carefully and answering questions on a level students can comprehend, children will learn that they are not alone in their concerns. Involving students in activities can help them deal with their emotions. This article offers suggestions on how parents and educators can talk about war with young children without adding to their anxiety, and helping them to feel safe.
1, 2, 3, Kindergarten, Preschool education
Family Life, Mental/emotional Health, Safety, Current Events/issues, Human Behavior
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