By Sasha Emmons
Summary by Accomplished Teacher
"Dr. Paul Coleman in this blog post offers five tips for discussing news -- such as Friday's mass shooting in Colorado -- with children. He suggests waiting until children are at least 7 years old to discuss such events, unless children initiate the conversation. Coleman, psychologist and author of "How to Say It to Your Child When Bad Things Happen," also recommends telling children that the event is not happening to them, asking questions and telling them that their feelings are OK. He also suggests using the event as a teaching moment by using it as an opportunity to help others."