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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Events like the Boston Marathon explosions and the shootings at Newtown and the Colorado movie theater can be hard for children to understand.

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Dr. Kenneth Haller, Jr. from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center joined NewsChannel 5's Jennifer Blome and Pat McGonigle to discuss what you should say to your children.

Dr. Haller recommends parents be open and find out what their children are really wanting to know.