How to help children deal with tragedies like Colo. shooting

July 20, 2012 8:08:01 PM PDT
Pediatricians say to help children cope with tragedies you should respond differently depending on their age:

  • Keep preschoolers away from TV and computers. They don't understand that incidents like this are rare and that Colorado is far away.
  • For grade school age kids, you want to reassure them that these things almost never happen and police have captured the suspect
  • Doctors say teens may watch news reports with their parents, then talk with them and point out how rare these mass shootings are

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