Preparing your kids for big summer events

Tips For Dealing With Large Crowds

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - After the Manchester and Paris attacks at teen concerts, the Clark Institute is offering advice for parents.

Before a large scale concert or area festival or similar events setting up planning precautions.

  1. Bring cell phone. Set up emergency contact number alert that many police recognize code for or on speed dial.
  2. Schedule a meet up location in case of emergency.
  3. Consider the statistical likelihood of an attack not happening and the added security/precautions recently.
  4. Ask yourself, "should I let them go?" Weight the pluses and minuses -- not letting terror win and conquering fear or keeping them "safe."

For more information, contact Matthew Clark, Psy.D. at

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