Supporting Families and Children Processing Scary and Violent Events

In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school tragedy, there are numerous resources for supporting families and children as they process scary and violent events: Young Children Talking to Children About Scary events (English and Spanish) as part of our Parenting the Preschooler series. Death and Grief in Parenting the Preschooler may also be appropriate. Elementary Our Raising […]


Parenting the Preschooler: Responding to Scary Events

Helping Preschoolers Cope with Scary Events We can’t prevent scary events from happening, but we can do our best to know what and how much information our children are being exposed to about the events. Children are often frightened by uncertainty, change, and adult emotional responses. The following tips help children cope during scary times: […]

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Responding to Social Media Threats

Parents and caregivers alike today had to consider their child’s safety as they evaluated the widespread threats of violence on a popular app. Here are several strategies for talking to your children about what they see on social media. Extension has also developed relevant materials that have additional tips for you.