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Talking to your kids about violence in society

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Talking to your kids about violence in society

A lone shooter at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin killed six people and wounded four Sunday morning. That attack happening just 16 days after a gunman killed 12 people and wounded scores in a Colorado movie theater.

On Monday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew asked: Have we been hijacked by fear? How do we deal with these heinous acts? And more importantly, how do we talk to our kids about it?

Clinical psychologist Lisa Boesky Ph.D. said, “For the most, you want to convey, you're safe, [and] our family is safe. [These] are horrible tragedies. I think it is OK to say there are bad people out there. Most people are good people, but there are some bad people who do bad things.”

Watch the segment in its entirety in the video player above.

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