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(NECN) – The images from the 9/11 terror attacks are powerful, and some are disturbing. As the tenth anniversary remains a major topic online, on television, and in newspapers, it is important to properly address the matter with children.
Kids will hear about the events of 9/11 and have questions, but they will not have the same stunned/anxious response that parents went through. To children, it is history in the same way Pearl Harbor was history for the previous generation, but a harsh reality for parents or grandparents. It is important that adults not convey a sense of anxiety or insecurity to their children.
Author of “The Parent’s Guide to Psychological First Aid” Gerald Koocher stopped by The Morning Show to discuss the best methods when talking to kids about September 11th.