PSP 136: How to Talk to Your Child When Something Bad Happened Locally or Globally | Dawn Huebner

It seems like more and more these days we are having to cope with some horrific things. Mass shootings, school shootings, bombings, hate crimes, environmental disasters and devastating weather are things that we and our children have to contend with all too often. How do we talk to kids when something bad happened?

Do you struggle with what to say when something bad happened locally or globally? Author, Dawn Huebner talks about the best way to discuss this with kids.

It is tricky. Many of us just avoid it altogether. But unfortunately our kids do not live in a bubble.


I invited Dawn Huebner to the AT Parenting Survival Podcast to dive deeper into this topic. She is one of my absolute favorite authors! She is the author behind What to Do When You Worry too Much, Outsmarting Worry and What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck…just to name a few!


She has just released her new book called, Something Bad Happened. In her new book, she helps kids process local and global tragedies that are happening all around us. She gives a beautiful perspective and an uplifting view on a somber topic.


On the podcast, Dawn offers some great advice for parents and gives her perspective on how to help our kids in these changing times.


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Other Resources to Help Kids When Something Bad Happened:

PSP 127: How to Help a Child with Lockdown Drills & Why it Should be Discussed

How to Help Your Anxious Kids When Bad Things Happen in Our World

Parenting in a World with Mass Shootings