The Peters Township School District posted the following message on their website:
The tragic news of the event in Newtown, Connecticut has shocked and saddened Peters Township and the nation. As adults we struggle to make sense of today’s news, we know that explaining these events to our children can be a challenge.
As a resource for parents who are addressing these events with their children, we have provided a link to the National Association of School Psychologists with guidelines for talking to children about violence. The link includes details on providing information that is developmentally appropriate for your family.
Counselors in all of our district buildings will be available next week to assist in any way if you or your child need additional assistance.
NASP: Talking to Children About Violence - Tips for Parents and Teachers
How have you addressed the situation with your children? Share your advice in the comments below.