04/18/2013 12:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Talking To Your Kids About Traumatic Events, From Dr. Gail Saltz (VIDEO)

It's difficult enough for adults to understand traumatic events, but how do you explain the news to children? When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz joined me on this special episode of Mondays With Marlo, she advised that, even though they might have heard the news from another source, that you sit down with your kids and give them the facts. Let your kids ask you questions, and be honest in your answers, but spare them the grisly details -- they don't need that. By being reassuring and calm, you'll help your kids feel safe.

Watch the full interview here.

Get more of Dr. Gail Saltz's tips on coping with tragedies:

Dr. Gail Saltz's 10 Tips To Cope With Tragedy

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