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How to talk to your kids about mass shootings

Talking to your children about mass shootings
Posted at 8:57 AM, Aug 14, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On the heels of three recent mass shootings, many Las Vegas valley parents are left wondering how to explain tragedies like this to their children.

While anyone's anxiety could spike over so much trauma in just a week, Professor Christopher Kearney of UNLV says it's necessary to discuss tragedies like the ones that happened in Texas, California, and Ohio with your kids.

Kearney says most often kids can be more understanding than you may expect.

"Parents are usually more fearful about school shootings than children," Kearney said.