As we move forward from our community commemoration of the events of 9/11, it’s important for parents to think about talking with their teens about that day.
“Our kids who are now adolescents, who were young and starting school, maybe in elementary school and even preschool when 9/11 happened, they have memories and they had experiences those days as we did. This is an anniversary that’s going to bring up a lot of different feelings that kids would remember and might want to share. Part of what we can do is keep an open mind,” suggests Dr. Ron Taffel, author of “Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids’ Best Selves –Confident Parenting in a World of Change.”
Watch this 10 minute video on how to talk with your teen about 9/11.