Tips for talking to children about tragic events

Returning to school Monday after the school shootings in Connecticut will be a challenge for both children and parents, but parents can try to minimize the anxiety and reassure children.

Even very young children can have feelings about scary events.  The good news is that children and youth are often quite resilient.  An important part of children’s positive coping is for parents to make sure that their children feel connected, heard and understood, and loved.

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