It was a joy to see so many of you in the drop-off, pick-up line this week. As I process all that has gone on this week, from the continuing COVID pandemic to the events at the U.S. Capitol, I do find myself asking how I can continue to best serve you all and your children. One parent asked me during pick-up, “How do I talk to my child about what happened?” There really is no simple answer to this question. I do know that our teaching staff has created space for our students to process what has occurred and navigate the feelings that may arise. I also know that many are feeling anxiety due to many events happening in the world right now. May we all work together to pause, breathe, and carry on peacefully together.
I am including a few links that you may find helpful. Depending on the age of your child you may find some resources more useful than others. Please feel free to reach out to me if you and your children are needing support.
Talking to Kids About the Attack on the Capitol
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence
Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help