Yesterday 49 people lost their lives, and as a nation we have changed. We never imagined that such an event could happen here, and we are left wondering why? How could this happen? What would drive someone to such violence? As parents, grieving the loss of innocence for our kids, how do we help them process and make sense of such a tragedy.
To the families who are facing the deep sadness of loss, for those who are still waiting to hear the fate of their loved ones, for the people of Canterbury who have been through so much, and to New Zealand's Muslim community, our hearts and prayers are with you.
Several years ago we posted this article as a response to the numerous global events appearing on our TV screens. We never expected that it would be required for something so close to home. We hope you find it helpful as you navigate the many difficult conversations with your kids ahead.
Arohanui ki a koutou