How does a parent explain senseless mass violence to a child who is just old enough to be aware that the world has become an unpredictable and frightening place? Kindness in a Scary World is a story about a family that watches news coverage of a terrorist attack and the family’s reaction to this event. The child questions why the attack happened and whether their family is safe. The parents honestly answer their child’s many questions about the attack and help reduce their child’s fear by focusing on positive ways the child can contribute to society.
This book has a section for caregivers and professionals on how to talk to children about terrorism and other helpful information.