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How much exposure is appropriate for children when there are events like killing of children? @drpam
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Limit media access?
I would like for doctors from all disciplines to weigh in on this.
There are so many ways children can get information that it is impossible to shelter them from bad news. My suggestion is limiting exposure to sights and sounds of violence and sitting down and carefully broaching difficult painful subjects with them, one on one. Please add your answers about how to explain why bad things happen.

In brief: Limit media access?
I would like for doctors from all disciplines to weigh in on this.
There are so many ways children can get information that it is impossible to shelter them from bad news. My suggestion is limiting exposure to sights and sounds of violence and sitting down and carefully broaching difficult painful subjects with them, one on one. Please add your answers about how to explain why bad things happen.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. George Klauber
Excellent topic for us to discuss. One aspect is to explain that bullying and teasing can severely affect other kids. So much so that teased and bullied kids might think that life is no longer worth living. Other kids may react and eventually go "bezerk" and do crazy things. Thus caution against bullying and harmful teasing. Ask children to share if they are being bullied or excessively teased.
Dr. George Klauber
Next thought. Have your children tell you if they know about schoolmates carrying weapons and especially firearms, beebee guns or knives. Also have kids share any reports of violent threats made by other children either verbally or over the internet. Make printed copies if the latter and inform appropriate authorities at school orthe police. Reassure kids - UR always on their side unless violent.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Mr. Rogers
I follow mr. Rogers' advice: turning off tv, helping our kids feel secure, focusing on helpers.
No matter how old we are, mr. Rogers has terrific advice. You can find more info here: http://www.Fci.Org/new-site/par-tragic-events.Html.

In brief: Mr. Rogers
I follow mr. Rogers' advice: turning off tv, helping our kids feel secure, focusing on helpers.
No matter how old we are, mr. Rogers has terrific advice. You can find more info here: http://www.Fci.Org/new-site/par-tragic-events.Html.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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