Talking to Children About Tragedy

Parents should not wait for children to ask about incidents like the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The most important thing that we can tell our children is that this is unique and unusual, but not to expect that this is the norm. Dr. Steve Berkowitz is a child psychiatrist with Penn Medicine, tells us what should parents do if their kids ask about the shooting.

(Published Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017)

Parents should not wait for children to ask about incidents like the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The most important thing that we can tell our children is that this is unique and unusual, but not to expect that this is the norm. Dr. Steve Berkowitz is a child psychiatrist with Penn Medicine, tells us what should parents do if their kids ask about the shooting.