How to talk to your children after a school shooting

Sherre Hirsch, Rabbi & Relationship Expert, shares advice for parents on the best way to talk to your child about a school shooting and explain it in a way they will understand but not be frightened by
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How to talk to your children after a school shooting

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My heart breaks when you have to talk to your child about a school shooting. Maybe they witnessed it, maybe they heard about it, but it's one of those moments that you're like, "I want to quit this job as a parent," but don't quit. First of all, watch your non-verbal communication, if you look anxious, they'll feel anxious. Second, it's not your job to explain why there is evil in the world, what your job is, is to tell them how to find a solution to evil. Third, get to work, organize a fundraiser, talk to them about how they can give charity, who they can write letters to, how they can help raise awareness and help others. By getting into the solution and staying out of the problem, you'll give your children the best tools that they need.

Sherre Hirsch, Rabbi & Relationship Expert, shares advice for parents on the best way to talk to your child about a school shooting and explain it in a way they will understand but not be frightened by

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Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

Rabbi & Relationship Expert

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is a mother of four, author, speaker, TV personality, teacher and the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch.  After eight years at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, she stepped out from behind the formal podium to share her message in all kinds of pulpits from The Today Show to a small baptist church in Alabama.  She published her first book, We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over the Head in 2008; her second book will be published in early 2013. Rabbi Hirsch spends her free time practicing yoga, baking brownies and playing freeze dance with her husband and children.

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