AmericanDad.com Now Offers Tips For Parents on How to Talk to Kids About Terrorism

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The world is hard enough for an adult to understand, let alone children. Parents can help their kids deal with the recent terrorist attacks by providing them a place of safety, predictability and curiosity.

In these days of terrorist activities children are increasingly bombarded with inescapable negative information and images. Parents can help their children deal with this negative information by communicating with them. By logging on to http://www.AmericanDad.com, parents can read newly posted tips and learn how to talk to their children about the sobering facts of terrorism in today's world – and help them feel better.

AmericanDad's child psychologist and trauma specialists, Kim Kolton and Kevin Creeden, provide steps any parent can undertake to help children feel comforted and safe. By staying actively involved in the discussions about what children might have seen or heard, parents can help them understand what is going on and how to cope.

The articles, broken down by age groups, provide practical advice on steps that a parent can take to:

  • Increase children's sense of safety
  • Minimize the potential for children being over stimulated by news events
  • Incorporate every day life events as lessons to help children understand what is going on
  • Help children understand that his or her safety, and that of your own, is being protected by many public and law enforcement officials and people who work hard to keep them safe every day

“As parents we are being extremely naive if we think these types of events have no impact on our children. Discussing the issue with your kids is an important part of making them feel safe and we feel these articles will prove helpful," says AmericanDad.com CEO, Peter Demers. Demer also notes that “you may actually find in discussing the issue with your kids that they have a better understanding than yourself.”

About AmericanDad.com

AmericanDad.com is a site specifically designed for guys with kids. The site provides content authored by experts and "real" Dads across a number of categories that are intended to help Dads spend more time and build stronger relationships with their kids. In addition to the content, AmericanDad.com gives advertisers an opportunity to provide targeted ads to this active consumer demographic.

For more information, contact:

AmericanDad.com:

Peter F. Demers

AmericanDad.com

617-259-1512

http://www.americandad.com

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