How to talk to your kids about school shootings

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SEATTLE -- Dr. Gregg Jantz is a psychologist and expert on talking to children.

He joined us on Q13 Fox News This Morning to discuss ways to talk to children about gun violence in schools.

Jantz recommends that you ask your child if they know anything about the recent violence in schools across the country and then go from there.

“Always start with what do they know," Jantz said. "Ask them a question. Have you guys talked about what happened in school? Go from their information base. Too often we get anxious and overwhelm them with too much information and they begin to pick u our anxiety.”

Jantz said that talking to a professional might be necessary for children and adults. People often suffer from PTSD after events in Troutdale, OR and at Seattle Pacific University.