Terrorism, gun violence, hate crimes, and natural disasters are all much too common in today’s world. In a digital world dominated by social media and instantaneous news updates, it is often difficult to shield even the youngest children from such realities.
What does Judaism teach us about helping our children to cope with terrible news that even we, as adults, find challenging to understand or process? Reform clergy and educators look to Jewish teachings to help guide us in these troubling times with these resources that can offer helpful guidance:
- Helping Children to Process Acts of Terrorism
- Helping Children to Cope with Natural Disasters
- How to Explain Bad Things to Your Children
- 11 Questions and Answers to Help You Talk to Children About Death
For guidance for adults and children alike, see "Responding to Spiritual Questions and Emotional Needs after Tragedies."