Dr. Lydia Soifer: On the Right Words After Tragedy - 92Y, New York

Your Cart

Dr. Lydia Soifer: On the Right Words After Tragedy

Dec 18, 2012

Language specialist Dr. Lydia Soifer spoke with us about the right words after tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting. Soifer uses the example phrases of "I'm here," "I know," and  "I feel so sad" as comforting phrases after tragedy. For children, Soifer advises parents to choose their words carefully, advising "mommy is here," "daddy will keep you safe," and "you can always come to me."

Tags: Lydia Soifer


Support us

Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we confront tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. Your generous gift will help sustain our beloved institution and will also support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community.

Together, we will get through this. Thank you.

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.