SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Lulu is a pediatrician, parent coach and mother. She shares key points on how you can start a difficult conversation about school shootings with your children.
Here are some of her tips:
• Keeping them in a routine can be helpful.
• Start the conversation.
• Let them talk and ask them open-ended questions.
• Find ways to engage in a conversation, for example, going on a walk, going out for ice cream, etc.
• Ask children if there is something they would like to do for Uvalde, perhaps make cards, paint a picture or gather items to donate.
• Engage with your children by going into their space to talk, face-to-face.
Dr. Lulu reminds us that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. She encourages parents to allow themselves to be vulnerable.
“Cry if you need to. Let your child see you going through the motions,” Dr. Lulu said.