In light of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut this past week, we at Travel-Tot would like to encourage all parents to make open communication a priority at home. If you feel your children are old enough to understand, speak with them about what happened (at an age-appropriate level); you may be surprised at what and how much they have already heard. Be as honest as you can in answering any questions they have; let them know it is ok to be sad. Address their fears as honestly and reassuringly as you can.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities of Sandy Hook Elementary School as they struggle to cope and find peace in the days, weeks, and years ahead.