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How Do You Reassure Your Anxious Child When You’re Scared, Too?

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school anxiety when it’s so obvious to everyone that something is terribly wrong?To reassure your child following a school shooting or other act of violence, you first need to manage yourself.

You need to process your own reactions before you attempt to talk with your kids. You may feel shut down, you may feel incredulous, enraged, or devastated.If you are a survivor of gun violence yourself or you know someone who is, you may be overwhelmed with re-experiencing your own trauma while trying to manage your kids’ reactions.

Talk about what’s going on with someone who cares, who understands, and who will offer you the support you need — whether that’s a professional or caring friend or family member.

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