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How could my actions affect how my child reacts to a tragedy in the news?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Actions speak louder than what you say, so how you act -- especially during times of trauma and uncertainty -- does make a difference on how your kids act. If you are feeling a bit jittery after a tragedy, imagine how our kids must feel. Children mirror our behavior. If you're upset, your child is upset. If you worry about the future of our nation, so does your child. If you're concerned "This could happen here!" or "No one is safe anymore" you will cloud your child's view of the world. Watch what you say.

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