Talking to your kids about events like mass shootings, massacres

Posted at 8:02 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 11:02:50-04

When hate makes the headlines it can be hard to find the right words to explain just what happen to children. After Sunday night's mass shooting at the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas some parents might find it hard to tell their little ones. 

Local child specialist Grace Wilhelm shared some advice on how parents could go about initiating that important conversation.

"I would be honest with your children. Not shying away from telling them them what happened but also gaging what they need to hear, so what they seem like they're seeking information about or what what they're fears or worries may be" said Wilhelm.

Local parent adn associate pastor, Timothy Berry, attended the vigil in Downtown Bakersfield and also shared how he plans on talking to his young daughter about massacres like the one in Las Vegas.

"You know, I told her there was a tragedy that occurred last night and so now we're here to support the victims, to support the families and that it's a really important evening to have a place of, a place of just respect" said Berry.