How To Talk To Kids About Gun Violence

When you have kids – it shouldn’t come as a shock – but it does – there is no handbook on how to handle all situations. Hell, it’d be nice if there was a handbook on how to handle 1% of things. I checked…there isn’t.

If you’re anything like me (Sid here) you want to talk with your kids about things, but you don’t want to make things worse – or share bad information that makes them more vulnerable. With the horrible gun violence we’ve been forced to deal with, I figured it’s a good time to post some info on how you can talk with your kids about said violence.


As a dad of three kids, you should know that I’ve found the best thing to do is to make sure your kids know they’re safe and you love them. You should absolutely talk with them about things that worry them, even scary things like school shootings. However, you’ll want to be really careful with how much info you share. Otherwise you risk oversharing and freaking them out, or not really answering their questions. Be smart, use that good judgement that brought you here. 😉


I’ve been blessed with interviewing some of the families impacted by the Sandy Hook shooting. I say “blessed” because they shared valuable information with me, and gave me hope that being a victim of this type of violence isn’t the end of hope. Out of this tragedy came tremendous stories of strength and knowledge. The fact that these parents are willing to discuss how to get through violence is amazing to me. CLICK HERE to check out the Sandy Hook resource.


Yeah, I get it. Parents magazine isn’t the coolest publication on the planet, but they offer some great stuff to get you to tomorrow. They’ve assembled some solid information about talking to your kids about gun violence, and you should read through it. CLICK HERE to check it out.

I hope this article helps you get the information you’re searching for. The fact that you clicked on the article proves you care about your kid. Good job mom…..or dad.