(KCEN) -- And this tragedy is not just affecting the small community of Newtown, CT.
Many parents across the country are having a hard time grasping how something like this could happen to innocent children and how they should explain what happened to their own little one.
Experts say shield children younger than seven because they can't completely comprehend the situation at hand.
But in ages 7 to 12 children want to know they're safe at school and they'll look to you for cues.
With teenagers it's best to open up a dialogue with them to understand why they think this happened.
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