Talking to your kids about terrorism: 12 tips for parents from an expert
It’s undeniable – as much as we want to shelter our kids from the evil that happens in our world sometimes, we can’t always do this. Children are naturally curious, which is why they ask questions about, well, everything.
Take the recent Paris bombings as an example. In the first instance, the incident is splashed across all forms of media these days, so it’s probably a fairly difficult task for parents to shield their kids from it.
And even though Singapore provides a safe haven for families to live in compared to some other countries, should we really be bringing our kids up in an over-protective bubble, where they have no comprehension of what is happening out there? Probably not.
However, terrorism is a deep, complicated and very adult subject, and one that is difficult for parents to talk about with their kids without knowing exactly how to do it.
So to help you out, we bring you very useful information on how you can talk to your kids about terrorism and help them cope with its effects.