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SEATTLE — Dr. Gregg Jantz is a psychologist and expert on talking to children.

He joined us on Q13 Fox News This Morning to discuss ways to talk to children about gun violence in schools.

Jantz recommends that you ask your child if they know anything about the recent violence in schools across the country and then go from there.

“Always start with what do they know,” Jantz said. “Ask them a question. Have you guys talked about what happened in school? Go from their information base. Too often we get anxious and overwhelm them with too much information and they begin to pick u our anxiety.”

Jantz said that talking to a professional might be necessary for children and adults. People often suffer from PTSD after events in Troutdale, OR and at Seattle Pacific University.


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  • Ted

    Oh brother, I don’t know where to start, with this one. Q13 sensationalizes every shooting, to the point of making the shooter a ‘rock star’, saying his name over and over again, while showing the same ‘scary’ footage over and over again. Then you send ‘reporters’ to the seen and do it all over again, for days. Now, you want us to come to you for advice on ‘how to talk to our kids’,…. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, Q13…..