How to talk to children about mass shootings

by Dr. Karen Ruskin on February 16, 2018

The tragedy and pain of mass shootings cannot go unrecognized. We are all touched in a very deep way when such trauma occurs. The most recent shooting in a Florida school has left many children in other states experiencing true anxiety reaction symptoms. Parents are left wondering how to help their children to cope so that their anxiety does not cause them to not want to go to school and be unable to function out of fear. I provided on NECN 4 parenting tips as a way to communicate with one’s children to help decrease anxiety reaction. If you did not see my interview live, here is the link for viewing on demand: Talking with children about the Florida School Shooting


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