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Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

This incident taught me few things about my kid and they were:

  1. My son is more equipped to handle serious situations than I give him credit for.
  2. It is always better to tell the truth rather than fabricating lies, which you may have difficulty in explaining later.
  3. Every kid is different and every traumatic situation is different so we as parents know best what to tell them, how to tell them and when to tell them.

Happy parenting.




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Swati Nitin Gupta is a journalist with extensive experience in writing for newspapers, tabloids, magazines and online media in India as well as Middle East. She has written on a range of topics, from human interest stories to event coverage to features on topics like fashion, beauty, women, children, travel and general health issues. As an Indian Army officer's daughter, Swati has been been exposed to the various cultures and lifestyles of different states of the country – knowledge of which she tries to incorporate in her writing. Swati also maintains her personal blogs at swatisays.wordpress.com and swati1012.wordpress.com.

One thought on “Talking to a Child about a Traumatic Event

  1. Shobhika Jaju

    Kids these days are definitely much smarter than we credit them for… and this point comes across beautifully through this article.


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