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How to Talk with Kids About Tragic Events in the News

Another way to minimize stress is to normalize your child’s day, says Susan Lipkins, PhD, a psychologist and nationally-recognized expert in Port Washington, NY, who specializes in traumatic issues/events which confront children, tweens and teens. “There’s comfort in the routine.”

The New Normal…a View from the Eyes of a 14-Year Old

“Where can one be safe, ever? Is this the new normal?”
asks a 14 year old.

(NEW YORK) – Imagine the Newtown, CT tragedy through the eyes of an impressionable 14 year old. She was just born when Columbine happened and was too young to understand 9/11. A little bit more seeped in when Virginia tech occurred, and then there were more shootings at malls and movie theaters. Now this.

U.S. Sandy Hook Shooting Survivors Should Be in School,

“It’s a good idea that kids go back to school as soon as possible and normalize and get accustomed to a routine,” said psychologist Susan Lipkins. “You want to make it as familiar and easy as possible so the transition is as smooth as possible for teachers, faculty and the children.”