A Note from the School Counselor — Mrs. Dagianis
In light of recent tragic events in France and around the world on a regular basis, I realize there may be some difficult conversations taking place in your homes. The developmental level of your child(ren), will determine the extent of exposure and information you choose to share with them and how they are able to process. A normal level of anxiety is an appropriate response to an event being faced. It is the body’s natural way of raising our awareness to a potentially harmful or uncomfortable situation so we can respond effectively.
Here is a link to a great article discussing how to best help our children manage their anxiety surrounding current events. It provides some strategies to try with both younger and older children, and if nothing more, it is useful information to keep in mind regarding their perception and processing of our world.