It can be difficult to explain pain, suffering and evil deeds to children, says Rabbi Shmuley. The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were an example of a tragedy that many parents had a though time talking about with their children. While many chose to guard their children from the disturbing images from September 11, Rabbi Shmuley says parents do need to talk about the attacks as well as how there is more good in the world than evil. "Children need to know, at an early age, that although there is suffering and death in the world, there is a lot more joy and health; that for every one evil person, there are a thousand very loving people," he says
Rabbi Shmuley shares advice for helping your children deal with tragedy:
"We can't always shelter our children from the tragedies and evil in this world, but we can teach them that they can always light a candle against the darkness. One good deed performed in the wake of a terrible occurrence is already one giant step toward filling the world with light and making things brighter. "