Children will immediately try to put tragedies like the Norway attack in a context relevant to their own lives. Will this happen to me? This means that it is important to provide information that manages anxiety and fosters compassion.
When the summer hiatus began, my children looked at me, heads tilted to the side with an inquisitive look of, "What now?" So I delivered a one-page newsletter to my daughters. I probably should have left it at that.