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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stand Tall Tuesday: Boston Will Finish 1st


Thought for the Day: I could not post Tuesday's Psychological Trivia, given the gravity of yesterday's events in Boston. Instead, I want to offer support to Boston's heroes & remind parents of a resource to help them speak with their children about the tragic events. As I watch the footage & coverage of the tragedy that occurred yesterday, I am struck by the rapid response & relative composure of the crowd & first responders. Although people are describing the scene as "chaotic," onlookers & first responders reacted amazingly calmly. Their ability to do so surely saved lives. People sprang into action & helped those in need despite the uncertainty of the situation. The organizers of the Boston Marathon quickly stopped the race & helped runners reach safety. Boston is a strong proud city that will find a way to deal with this challenge. Like a marathon the recovery process will take time, but the rest of the nation & the world will be supporting them as they recover. The good people of Boston will stand tall & finish first.

One of the Dream Nonprofits featured in my book, The New York Says Thank You Foundation, posited this message today on Facebook:
          "PRAYERS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN BOSTON. OUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER IS  STRONGER THAN ANY FEAR TERRORISTS TRY AND INSTILL IN US."
For every horrendous act of terror, multiple heroes rose to the occasion & went out of their way to help the survivors.

Since families & children were impacted both at the event & by seeing it on television, I want to remind people that the free PDF downloadable book, "When Bad Things Happen to Children" is still available on my website (Look to the left of the video about my book for the light blue square with the free download box.It looks similar to the information below). It can easily be used with children to help them draw & express their feelings about what they have seen & heard about the traumatic event. Although it was written with the Sandy Hook Tragedy in mind, it is applicable to this event as well. It prints out page by page, so that parents can decide which verses & pages to use with their children. There is a parents' guide explaining how to use this book & additional resources included.

 Look  for this download in a light blue box to the left of a video about my book on my webpage:
Download Free Ebook 'When Bad Things Happen To Children'
Fill out the form below to download your free copy of 'When Bad Things Happen To Children', written by Dr. Barbara Lavi and Lee Delzingo




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