Friday, September 9th, 2011
September 11 is a painful event that brings up painful memories, even now during the 10th year anniversary. Every parent has a story that may be too stressful to share, but dialogue about September 11 may be appropriate as kids get older and discover more about our nation’s history.
We asked our bloggers and writers to share their personal stories and thoughts on how to discuss this dark moment with kids who may be too young to remember that day.
Advice from Experts
- Red-Hot Parenting: Discussing 9/11 with the Kids
- Dr. Harold Koplewicz: How to Talk to Kids About 9/11
- Helping Kids Cope with Grief
- Age-by-Age Guide: Talking About Tragedy
Parents Seek Advice
- The Balance Sheet: How Would You Explain 9/11?
- Love & Diapers: “Mommy, Who Do the Buildings Keep Falling?”
- Unexpectedly Expecting: How Do You Explain Evil?
- High-Chair Times: Remembering 9/11 and Teaching About Cultures Through Food
- To the Max: 9/11 Was a Tragedy, But My Son Isn’t
- Of Fi I Sing: How 9/11 Changed My View of Parenting
- Red-Hot Parenting: A Military Mom’s Reflections
- Parents News Now: Summer Camp Ends for Kids of 9/11 Victims
- Talking to Kids About Tragic News Stories