As our nation mourns and reacts to the Robb Elementary massacre, OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center recognizes the many feelings evoked by this and previous traumatic events. Whether it was in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the Buffalo, NY grocery store shooting, or the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, adults struggle to find the words to comfort and support their children. At a loss for the “right” words or fearing a strong reaction, adults may avoid the topic altogether. Children are often left alone struggling to understand why bad and scary things happen, searching for ways to cope. Providing your child with truthful and age-appropriate information signals to them that you are available to talk about the traumatic event and that they can trust you with their thoughts and feelings.