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Tuesday
Dec182012

In the News: Recovering from Tragedy

News of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday was shocking, heart breaking, and nauseating. 26 innocent lives were lost, 20 of which were children. Our hearts break not only for those innocent lives lost, but also for those families who are grieving, and for a community that must come together to rebuild. 

When such tragedy strikes, it inevitably causes us to question the safety of our world and our surroundings. We want to protect ourselves and more importantly, our children, from the evil of the world. Unfortunately, we can’t keep our children in a bubble of protection; however, we can arm them with feelings of safety and knowledge of parental love. Hug your children a little tighter today and tell them that they’re safe. Turn off the TV and internet broadcasts and close the newspaper, but answer their questions simply and honestly if they have them.

The AAP offers resources for parents and their children trying to cope in the aftermath of this tragedy. Additionally, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician blogger at Seattle Children’s Hospital, offers very insightful thoughts about how to approach going back to school in the wake of this shooting. Consider checking out these resources as you start to cope as a parent and as an individual, and as you return to “normal” life.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Newtown community and the families and friends of the victims…