#AskShannon about coping with tragedy
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
Today's question comes from Bob.
"I'm at a complete loss after what just happened in Las Vegas. I feel anxious and scared daily. How can I possibly reassure my children and make them feel safe, let alone myself?"
First things first, prepare yourself. They are watching you. If you are calm, they can stay calm. Remember the way you talk about this tragedy is going to stay with them. This is your opportunity to share your value system about the world and how you see the world.
For example, do you believe the world is mostly good with a few bad guys? Also, be careful not to associate the gunman with mental illness. Focus on the heroes. Limit social media exposure.