Talking to your Children about the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Since the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol this week, frank conversations with friends and colleagues are expected.  But talking to your children about it isn’t as easy.  As matter of fact, depending on their ages, t may give many of us pause.  News of the attack is everywhere and hard for children not to see.  So how do you talk to them about it?  What have you told them?  We have help for parents who may be struggling with this issue.


Christina Wren, 4th Grade Teacher, Prince George’s County Schools

Giani Clarkson, Middle School Teacher, Nationally-Ranked Historian, Ford’s Theatre Oratory Fellow