Wednesday, April 9, 2014
IN THE NEWS: Pennsylvania School Stabbing
What a day in the news. Such a horrible tragedy that occurred today at a school where so many people were wounded. What concerns me the most is that these school-based attacks will only become more frequent. The copycat effect is so powerful, especially when it comes to the need to be recognized and seen as powerful, having an identity - and that's usually the need that motivates such out-of-the-blue, violent behavior.
Parents: If your kids heard about what happened, take a few minutes and talk about how awful things sometimes happen that we can't control. Remind them, as well, that good, consistent relationships can provide a lot of reassurance in a world that often feels scary and difficult.