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Tips for Talking to Children About the Shooting


Health & Wellness  (tags: children, emotional and mental health, research, safety, study, prevention, protection, interesting, family, environment, humans )

Carrie
- 654 days ago - nytimes.com
First, find out what they have heard. Listen to their fears. Dispel rumors. And be honest, sharing as much detail as a child is able to handle.



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Rebecca S. (61)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:52 pm
I can't imagine how the parents of children who went to the school will talk to their children about this incident. Hard enough to explain it to any other child who wasn't in any way involved.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:57 pm
Gun Control should be the USA's priority: stricter licensing laws, the prohibition on selling RPGs and mandatory practice hours yearly in a reputable club for those who do have a license.

God bless the little ones whose lives have been lost.
 

Tanya W. (52)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:26 am
Right to bear arms?? How about the right to live or have your loved ones return home at the end of the day!! Tighter gun control is needed. My heart goes out to all those who are lost, all of those involved, all those left behind and all of those whose job it is to make sense of this tragedy. May you all find peace and closure. May you hold your loved ones a little closer tonight!
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:02 am
My 17 year old son told me that someone said parents should find their children and give them a big hut. I held out my arms and this big football player came to me much the same way he did as when he was 3 years old. We talked about all the things mentioned in the article. I think my kids know the world is pretty much a good place, but that there are kooks out there. Thanks for the article.

 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:20 pm
Noted, thanks.!!
 

Claudia O. (73)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:33 pm
Not only do we need to know how to talk to our children about this, but we also need to know how to talk to each other. This situation is so horrible that words fail us. What do we talk about now....how do we find ways to heal this and stop it from happening again? It is not all about gun control, but about mental health issues, health care, getting along with each other.....the list is endless.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:38 pm
Thanks for posting
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:04 pm
EVIL and MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE need to be identified and controled. They are comiting horendous acfs and often use guns.You can't get rid of the beast by cutting off it's tail. Angry.sick and evil humans are the head of the beast.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:38 pm
Noted. Mine are all grown up as well, and I leave it to them to converse with my grandkids, unless my grandkids approach me about the subject. At their young age, time is fleeting, and generally most kids shove that info "on the back burner" and get on with their lives while adults are still mourning.
On guns: Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, end all "gun shows," and stop producing those multiple clips. Also, we must fully fund the ability to enforce laws already on the books. For starters.
 

monka blank (77)
Monday December 17, 2012, 12:56 pm
to hell with those guns, America wants to rule the world, but can't even restrict "their" guns. I don't trust them with their sick gun laws.
 
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