Children of all ages but especially those under 12 are looking for you to know how to react to this terrible situation. Are you scared? This may trigger fear in them. Are you isolated? This may cause them not to express themselves. Are you afraid yet supportive? This may show them how to cope even during a tough time like a hurricane or flood or other natural disaster. You should try your very best to lay down, close eyes and try to sleep with your children nearby to let them know that it is OK to sleep.
Sleep Tip #223: Children are looking…be the best model you can be.