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Children May Have Questions About Sandy Hook Shooting

7:23 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Chances are you took time over the weekend to talk to your child about the school shootings in Newtown, CT.

But on this first day back to school since the shootings, their friends, their teachers, may talk about the shootings and bring up information or thoughts you hadn't talked over with your child.

So, now what? We talked to two psychologists. Tom Campbell of Family Service of the Piedmont gave parents a few ideas on how to start the conversation. He says it's best to ask what they heard first, versus what you want them to know.

Campbell says even if they say they are not fearful or affected, you should still watch their behavior closely to see if the event is affecting them. Look for them to be clingy, isolated, moody, etc.

David Gutterman of Lebauer Healthcare joined us and talked about the importance of not just taking a, "I'm scared." He said you need to dig into it a little bit to find out what they are scared of before you can reassure them.

 

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