Don’t shy away from talking to kids about the Capitol riot. They know more than you think.
Dave Anderson, a clinical psychologist with the Child Mind Institute, says we need to assume our kids are internalizing their emotions after learning of the events at the Capitol. “We are delusional if we’re thinking they don’t already have stress. … It’s affecting them and making them think about, ‘What does this mean about the world we live in?’ ” he says.