How to talk with your children about the Sandy Hook shooting

A mother runs with her children as police above canvass homes in the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
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A mother runs with her children as police above canvass homes in the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, at 9:36 a.m.

Most children will have heard something about the Sandy Hook shooting, and you will need to address it. Above, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Child and Family Development Specialist Leslie Forstadt talks about how to talk with your child after any tragedy. And, The New York Times offers tips about Friday’s incident in particular.

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