Are You Talking to Your Kids About the Arizona Tragedy?

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An attendee holds up a sign at the event honoring the shooting victims on the University of Arizona campus on January 12. Credit: David Becker, Getty Images

When horrible things happen, it is sometimes impossible to keep our children from hearing about them. The shootings in Arizona are indeed horrific. But unlike something like September 11th, it is possible that your kids won't hear about them if you don't bring it up.

Children are not as delicate as some of us like to believe. At a certain age, they can handle hearing bad news. At the same time, childhood is a time to have fun. As I've said to my own kids many times, there will be plenty of time to not have fun when you reach adulthood.

Have your children asked you about the events in Arizona? If so, what did you tell them?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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