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Talking to your children about a mass shooting

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Posted at 4:47 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 10:04:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Over the weekend there were two mass shootings in the United States that happened in less than 24 hours.

While mass shootings can be hard for adults to understand, they can be even harder for children to understand as well.

Scott Bambrough, a former social worker now a local pastor told KGUN9 children watch everything their parents or nearby adults do, inluding the way they react to tragedies.

He added that while adults may be searching for the 'why' in a mass shooting, children typically react in a different way.

"The bigger impact for children more than I think for adults I think is going to be the fear and the confusion," said Bambrough.

Bambrough went on to say the biggest piece of advice he has for parents with children inquiring about mass shootings is to be willing to openly discuss and answer any questions they may have.