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What questions might my teen ask about a public tragedy?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Kids 13 and over may try to minimize the event or argue more with you then want to discuss what happened. Most teens can be involved in discussions about the news and stimulating conversations can result. Teachers may be discussing this in classrooms so you can spin off: “What have you heard?” Or use a newspaper clipping to begin the conversation. “The headline says: ‘Obama: We can be better.’ What do you think he meant? How can we be better?”

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