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Tips for Talking to Kids About the Florida School Shooting

Be available for questions and conversations.

mom comforting her daughter

Your kids can be affected by the news so it is important to have an open conversation.

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If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And with technology doing the heavy lifting—sending updates, tweets, posts and breaking news alerts directly to our kids' phones—we parents are often playing catch-up. Whether it's wall-to-wall coverage of the latest natural disaster, , a on social media or a violent political rally, it's nearly impossible to keep the news at bay

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