Sandy Hook: Weekly Round Up

Parents wonder how to help their children deal with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Today’s post shares some resources- for our children and ourselves.

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.                                                         Fred Rogers

Today’s weekly round up is devoted to helping our children through the  tragic and terrifying massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Some may be tired of reading and hearing about this tragedy, but others are still struggling.  As we learn about the victims and see their pictures, there will be another wave of profound grief.

Statue of Child comforting mother

Artist: Martin Hudack of Slovakia

Resources for Helping Our Kids Process What Happened:

Tragic Events in the News  Fred Rogers

Tips for Talking with your Children

Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists

Helping Children with Scary News

How to Help Kids with Sandy Hook

Fred Rogers Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Special

My Thoughts as Shared on Friday

If you want to send words of support in the form of cards or letters here are some addresses that may be useful for you:

Sandy Hook Elementary School

12 Dickinson Drive

Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company

PO Box 783

Sandy Hook, CT 06482

A rare divergence for Saturday Night Live as they offer a tribute to the victims of December 14th:

“Are we doing all that we can to protect our Children?  No, we are not.”  President Obama

Moments that Restore Our Faith in Humanity

Our most profound sympathies are extended to all who have lost.

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  1. Kay Schmidt says:

    When I was watching the 911 towers collapse and seeing shots of people in the streets, I was saying to myself, where are the people running toward the towers? And then I saw them, iron-workers I think, going toward trouble to do what they could to help. I knew the helpers would be around.

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