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Talking With Your Children After Riots at U.S. Capitol
January 13, 2021

It might be happening now – your children are looking to you to help them understand what’s going on, but you’re trying to figure it out and process it yourself. You are not alone. 

In the days and weeks following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, some parents and guardians may wonder how to talk to their children about what happened. Not being sure where or how to start is normal in light of the situation, so do not feel embarrassed, frustrated, or guilty for not knowing exactly what to do and say. Having an open and honest talk with your children s important, but it’s also important to also take a moment for yourself before embarking on this journey.

Here are some suggestions for how to start talking about this with your children and answer some of their questions.


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