I have had questions recently about what to say to children about the recent school shooting. Parents are concerned that some of their children may be actively upset still. Rule of thumb is to answer what kids ask. You may be assuming what is going on in their brains, which may not be accurate. Be careful not to implant fears or concerns that are not there for them. Open the conversation simply, then hear their thoughts. Let the child do talking. Ask questions about what they tell you. You may be relieved to hear how they have worked this out for themselves. Of course, if you feel there is an issue, of course, find a professional to work with your child.