As the 10 th anniversary of 9/11 draws closer, media coverage is kicking into high gear. Even if you do your best to shield your child from the disturbing images of the planes crashing into the twin towers, chances are your child will catch a glimpse of the news footage or hear about the attacks at school or from other adults. So how do you talk to your kids about what they may see or hear?
Limit access to the news
It's tough to completely insulate your child from coverage of major news events like the 9-11 retrospectives (or the recent fears over Hurricane Irene). Try your best to limit what your child sees when you're not around, and be available to talk if your family chooses to watch any anniversary coverage. Don't forget about newspapers with disturbing photos that may be lying around the house or what's onRead More »from Reliving 9/11: How to talk to your child about media coverage