Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools are a good place for children to regain a sense of normalcy and routine. Being with their friends and teachers can help. Schools also have a plan for making counseling available to children and adults who need it.
Consider Thinking Hopeful Thoughts or Praying For The People Directly Involved In The Conflict and Their Families
It may be a good time to take your children to a place of worship, write a poem, or draw a picture to help your child express their feelings.
Stress can take a physical toll on children as well as adults. Make sure your children get appropriate sleep, exercise and nutrition.
These activities are calming, foster a sense of closeness and security, and reinforce a sense of normalcy. Spend more time tucking them in. Let them sleep with a light on if they ask for it.
Stick to your family’s normal routine for dinner, homework, chores, bedtime, etc.
If they must watch, watch with them for a brief time; then turn the set off.