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Friday, April 19, 2013
Boston is still reeling from the aftermath of the Marathon Bombing. On Friday, April 19, to everyone’s shock, we awoke to hear of a series of terrifying events that rocked Cambridge and Watertown – the shooting of an MIT officer, a terrifying car chase, explosions, and a shootout with one suspect killed. An MBTA officer was also wounded. The city and many local communities are locked down as the police, FBI, and other troops seek out the second suspect.
We are all told to stay home. Schools are closed as well as business and public buildings.
Haven’t we had enough? We certainly don’t have a template for this kind of thing.
In this extremely rare situation, what can parents do to care for their kids and themselves?
Well, first recognize that even the professionals (i.e. the experts in child development) aren’t trained for this kind of thing. That doesn’t mean we’re without guidance; it just means we have to knowledgeably improvise. To that end, common sense is the best compass for all of us.
Here are some tips:
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