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« on: June 09, 2009, 07:19:42 PM »

I am starting this thread to discuss ways we are helping our children deal with this horrible tragedy. As a mother of three children ages 5, 6, and 9, I am having a hard time deciding how to explain this to my children.
I have, however, found this to be a great opportunity to reiterate the Stranger Danger tips and rules. I just thought that maybe we could all share things we have said or done with our children to try to help us heal from this, as a family.
My 5 year-old is taking this especially hard. He has been coming into bed with me at night because he is afraid strangers will take him. He keeps asking me what Neveah has done wrong. How do I explain it to him without causing him to be scared of the world? Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 07:37:19 PM »

I am starting this thread to discuss ways we are helping our children deal with this horrible tragedy. As a mother of three children ages 5, 6, and 9, I am having a hard time deciding how to explain this to my children.
I have, however, found this to be a great opportunity to reiterate the Stranger Danger tips and rules. I just thought that maybe we could all share things we have said or done with our children to try to help us heal from this, as a family.
My 5 year-old is taking this especially hard. He has been coming into bed with me at night because he is afraid strangers will take him. He keeps asking me what Neveah has done wrong. How do I explain it to him without causing him to be scared of the world? Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome.


Today's front page story at MEN is on that topic:
http://www.monroenews.com/article/20090609/NEWS01/706099974/-1/NEVAEH
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 07:41:09 PM »

Mom Moments blogger also did a post on that topic a few days ago. I'm the one who chimed in on her thread as Monroe on a Budget (my blogger screen name) as to how my husband and I handled tragic news events when my daughter was little.

http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/05/little-girl-still-missing
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 07:42:22 PM »

Today's front page story at MEN is on that topic:
http://www.monroenews.com/article/20090609/NEWS01/706099974/-1/NEVAEH

Thank you, Paula, that was really helpful. It is nice to know I am not the only one and there is help out there.
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