River Valley High School incident

Helping kids deal with traumatic events

Experts share how parents can discuss the incident with their children and allay their anxieties

When talking to their children, parents should be non-judgmental and aware that children see the world differently from adults.
When talking to their children, parents should be non-judgmental and aware that children see the world differently from adults. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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The River Valley High School (RVHS) incident last Monday was a "wake-up call" for Ms Sarah Mahat.

One of her four daughters is a year younger than the 13-year-old victim, while another is a year younger than the 16-year-old alleged perpetrator.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2021, with the headline Helping kids deal with traumatic events. Subscribe