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How to Talk to Your Kids About Aurora's Movie Theater Shooting
Created by on 7/24/2012 9:01:29 AM

From the home of the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic, Children's Hospital in Denver.

Excerpt from their site:

The Denver Metro Area is in a state of shock after a gunman shot more than fifty people at a movie theater in Aurora early Friday morning. Feelings of panic and fear - among others - have risen, and extensive news media coverage can heighten those feelings, especially in children. While the community grapples in the aftermath, it's important to help calm children's fears.

Marianne Wamboldt, MD, a physician at Children's Colorado, offered this advice: "Most parents have all the skills necessary to help their children deal with these events. Children are very aware of their parent's worries, especially during crises. Parents should admit their concerns to their children, but stress that they are coping with the concerns. Having an action plan as to how they, as a family, are going to help prevent further traumas is helpful for all."

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