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How can I help my child stay positive during a tragedy in the news?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Expose your child to the wonderful simple gestures of love and hope that people do for one another during a tragedy. Talk about the heroes -- the bystanders -- the paramedics -- the doctors! Find those stories in the newspaper and share them.

Ask your child to watch for little actions of kindness they see others do and report them at the dinner table from now own. Many families call those "Good News Reports." It's so important to assure your children that there's more to the world than threats and fear and hate.

Your actions can make a big difference in helping to send them that message. Let's be the change we want our children to become.

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