Helping your child on the anniversary of September 11th

How to talk to your child

It's been 11 years, and the images are still tough to see.  September 11th is a day in history that will always be painful.  It brings up questions, fears. and heartbreak.  And we're the adults.  Explaining it to a child can seem like an impossible task.

Many parents are unsure how to talk to their children about the terrorist attacks.  The experts say that parents can offer support by helping children anticipate the event and prepare them for the news coverage they may see leading up to a difficult anniversary.  They also suggest that parents recognize that children may have very different fears and concerns than adults.  It's best to find out what concerns your child has and then look at ways to ease those worries.

Below are some websites and resources that maybe helpful to parents.


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