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Talking to little ones about 9/11

Kids' Health Blog, a blog maintained by the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, has a great post on how to talk to your kids about the coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that is now filling the media. Their advice includes the following pointers:

• Reassure them that you love them and will do all that you can to keep them safe.
• Limit television viewing before and on Sept. 11.
• Remind children that what they are viewing is something that happened in the past. Children as old as age 6 may believe what they’re viewing is happening right now. They need you to assure them that the attacks are not occurring as they watch TV.
• Acknowledge their fear and take it seriously. Don’t try to talk children out of their fears—talk about them instead, clarifying misunderstandings, answering questions.

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