February 15, 2018

Yesterday, we again witnessed a man-made tragedy involving gun violence. As I noted in October after a series of other disasters, it is challenging to understand how to talk to children about what they may see, read, or hear regarding what is going on in the wider world. As many have discussed, it is hard for adults to understand their own feelings about these types of events, too.

The National Association of Independent Schools shared these resources that may be helpful when talking with kids about tragedies and disasters:
We are fortunate to work and live in a safe, supportive community. How we -- teachers and parents -- care for the students daily is one of the most important ways to help each child feel safe and centered. This is, in part, why our drills and safety protocols are so important and continuously practiced and evaluated.

Please let the school know if we can be of any help or if a student is affected by the latest upsetting event.