In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
It’s a conversation we never thought we’d be having with our children, but because of tragic events like the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, we will have to sit down with our kids and explain what happened.
The hardest question to answer is why?
We get some tips from child psychology expert Dr. Alice Mao.
Dr. Mao says it’s important to reassure your children that they are safe and will be safe. She says that parents should keep an eye on any irregular emotional behavior like anxiety, tearfulness and nightmares.
But most of all she says send your kids to school on Monday with no fear.