Experts tell us how to talk to our children during traumatic times. They advise us to allay their fears, make them feel safe. We have all read that we should explain horrific events in an age-appropriate way, so children understand. But how do we explain the inexplicable?
In the last few months, racially motivated killings have caused the loss of eight lives in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas—leaving most Americans feeling as though the clock has turned back to 1968. That era was stained the history books with horrible words, pictures, and memories of racial unrest and civil disorder. Most of us never dreamed that our kids would see such atrocities especially since the onset of President Obama’s presidency was touted by some sociologist as the dawn of a “Post-racial America”. The only thing any parent can do is pray. Prayer is one of the best ways to comfort our children at a time like this. Here's how.