Shooting in Colorado could cause fear in children

It is important that adults do not overlook the impact of the Colorado tragedy on the psyche of young children. The round the clock television coverage showing the wanton disregard for age by the shooter could be frightening for children. I suggest limiting their access to the ongoing coverage, and be prepared to engage them in conversation should they bring up the event, or a similar subject. Be mindful to end all conversations with children about such tragic events with assurances of love and protection, and reminders to always remain alert.

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