Rhode Island therapist advises on speaking to kids about school shooting

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Cranston therapist advises parents to speak with their children after the Uvalde school shooting after several days, and when they feel comfortable. 

Therapist Terry Giblin told ABC 6 News that you should make sure to meet your kids where they are, make sure they’re safe and comfortable. For example, even grab them a glass of water, if needed. 

As far as parents themselves, Giblin said to make sure to be “authentic” with your children. It’s OK, he said, to cry if you’re upset and “be real.” 

According to Giblin, explain to your kids that there are people in the world that can “bad things,” but stay away from getting into the details of the shooting.    

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