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Pediatricians Offer Strategies for Talking to Kids About Bad News

Pediatricians Offer Strategies for Talking to Kids About Bad News

Parents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.“There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the information that kids are exposed to,” said Dr. Megan Moreno, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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