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Speaking to children after a tragedy

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Even if your children aren't parked in front of the television, they may be sensing some of the emotions you're feeling after the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
    
They may have questions about their safety, and your safety, and why things like that happen. Doctor's at Boston Children's Hospital recommend that first, you tell your children what's happened, but there is no need for detail.

Let them know others are working to keep everyone safe, and events like the bombings don't have that often. They stress that exposure to the media should be limited for children.

It's hard not to feel upset watching the video of the people trying to help the injured, and the chaos after the bombings. Officials with the hospital say kids need time to process what has happened and they may act out in unusual ways.
 
If your child seems anxious, or sad, and nothing you're saying seems to be getting through, call your pediatrician, and give some extra hugs in the days to come.

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