A Kid’s Guide to Coping With Events in the News.
Written by child psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Dawn Huebner, Something Bad Happened normalizes fear, sadness, and worry about “bad things” while teaching coping skills to help children preserve feelings of safety, optimism, and strength.
Something Bad Happened guides children ages 6 to 12 and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about serious world events, from environmental threats to human tragedies. Care is taken to use the non-specific term “bad thing” throughout, helping parents retain control over which events to talk about, and how much information to provide.
The book presents new ways of thinking while giving step-by-step instructions that empower children to work towards change.