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10 Ways to Talk to Kids About Events in the News

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Limit Graphic Images

News channels often replay the same event over and over, but, says Rossen, “very young children may not recognize that they’re watching replays of an event.” Instead of an earthquake shown again and again, young children may think that earthquakes are a daily occurrence. Turn off the TV if a traumatic event is shown repeatedly. Limit your child’s exposure to graphic photos, as kids are more affected by images than words.