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Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening.
Research shows that when we’re exposed to negatively skewed news programs we’re more likely to experience negative feelings like anxiety, anger, sadness and fear. More surprisingly, researchers found these feelings can transfer over to our personal concerns, so we’re likely to be more pessimistic about our own lives and prospects for the future. Learn how you can address this negativity bias and be a better consumer of news content.
It is common for people who have lived through these circumstances to experience strong emotions. Understanding normal responses to these abnormal events can aid you in coping effectively with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors as you recover.

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