Patriot Day 2019

Patriot Day
Posted on 09/11/2019

Patriot Day - Talking to Teens About 9/11

KGHS Director of Counseling, Mrs. Linda Binion, shares a newsletter with tips for families on talking about September 11th.

Patriot Day

As adults the images of September 11th are buried deep within our memories. It was a horrific day filled with much sadness. It was also a day where heroes emerged and sacrificed so much for others. We are forever grateful to these brave men and women. We will never forget.

Today's teens have grown up in a world that has been forever altered because of the events of 9/11. The airport screenings and bag checks that did not exist in my childhood are now routine in theirs. It is hard to believe that today's teens remember the day through history books. They were too little (or not even born) at the time of the attacks.

Over the years, I have found that many teens have a lot of questions about September 11th. What happened? Who did it? Did you know anyone affected by it? Where were you? Will it happen again? As a parent it is hard to know what to say. Should we talk about it or not? Below are a few tips that you may find helpful when your child comes home later today.

1. Should we bring it up?...

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If you know of a student who needs additional support during this difficult time, please do not hesitate to reach out to the counseling department.

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