Processing the Unthinkable

Ever since the tragic events at the elementary school in Connecticut we have been attempting to make sense of what happened and, more importantly, to figure out how to help our children maintain their sense of self and safety.

It's often difficult to know what to say, especially to young children.  Here are a couple of links to sites that offer ideas for how to talk with the children in our lives:

This was developed by the people who bring us Sesame Street, with characters that your child may be familiar with.  Elmo's voice may be a good counterpoint to the 24 hour news cycle.

Another resource comes from the Unitarian Universalist Association and has links to a number of sites:

There are many other resources available to us.  The most important thing is to begin the discussion, and thus the healing.

Much love to you all.

Moira Sullivan

Moira uses a holistic approach that promotes healthy development in the child while honoring and supporting their relationship with their family and the community. A graduate of San Jose State University, she has advanced training in sensory integration, visual perception and visual-motor integration, DIR Floortime, oral motor rehabilitation, strength and endurance training, and myofascial release.