Talking about the Manchester Attack with the Children

The Manchester attack has left a lasting impression on our minds but more importantly the minds of our children.

An attack that took place at a concert – where people – young people, had gone to enjoy the performance of their favourite pop star.

An attack that killed 22 and left more than 60 injured.

An attack that killed a girl as young as 8.

An attacked that left me shocked and saddened. My heart goes out to the families of the lives that were lost. I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through.

This was too near home and it affected our children too.

How do you explain to your children why it happened?

How do you tell them not to be scared?

How do you reassure them?

How do you tell them that life goes on and you cannot live in fear?

How do you tell them how scared you are for them yourself?

That you worry about the world you brought them into.

All you can do is keep the communication lines open.

Talk to them, reassure them, hug them and tell them you love them.

That there IS more good than bad in the world.

We spoke about how the Manchester attack affected us in a short video created by the BBC –


We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

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