TULSA, Okla. — The riots at the U.S. Capitol will likely be remembered for years to come, but until it makes its way into history books, how does one explain what happened to children?
A guide worked on by a University of Tulsa professor looks to help parents and educators have those conversations.
Professor of Psychology Dr. Elana Newman helped put together the guide and says that conversation is key.
Newman says not talking about it could allow children to develop unnecessary fears.
“Not talking about it can make the event even more threatening in your child’s mind,” Newman says.
“Silence suggests that you may not know what to do or how to cope. Children may be forming misconceptions.”
She suggests that parents and educators ask children what they’ve seen and heard about the subject, and listen to how they’ve comprehended to determine how much of it might be misinformation or misconceptions.
FOX23′s Scott Martin asked Newman what she thinks people should let children watch as more protests and violence could come between now and the inauguration of Joe Biden:
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