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Boston tribute by The Illuminator

Thinking Of Boston

By Isabel Kallman

It greatly saddens me that it was just four months ago that I wrote Thinking of Newtown. Here we are again mourning as a nation. Thinking about how to explain and talk about this tragedy with our children.

I am so sorry, Boston. My heart goes out to all of those hurt and affected by this tragedy.

When watching the television news coverage yesterday, I broke down when the the Boston Police Commissioner asked his citizens to stay home as the crime was still a developing one. I was taken back to 9/11, getting to my uptown home from my downtown Manhattan office. Learning that our city (and country) was still under siege. It was terrifying.

As my friend Marinka asked after Newtown…

Where are all the resources to help parents cope with these tragedies?

Stay safe and strong, parents. Stay safe and strong, Boston. Much love to you all.

Photo source: The Illuminator

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Rach
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Rach

As far as resources for parents if you work for a larger company I would highly suggest calling your HR department and asking if you have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) benefit. A lot of companies offer this type of program and it usually includes access to some free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist in your area who could work with parents on how to address these types of issues with their children. Community Mental Health centers can also be a good resource as they may offer support groups or many know of some resources to refer parents to.

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Laura
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Laura

From the fabulous Zero to Three website (more links on the page below):

http://www.zerotothree.org/cope-after-exposure-to-a-traumatic.html