The idea of having to explain the Colorado shooting in Aurora and answer questions may seem overwhelming, but a therapist said there are a few ways to make the conversation a little easier.
The pictures left adults without words, so when it comes to explaining a mass shooting to your children -- inside what is supposed to be a safe movie theater -- where do you begin?
Psychotherapist Marc Orner said it's all about having a conversation.
"The important thing is it all has to be age appropriate," Orner said.
"The mistake most parents make is they give too much information because they are trying to protect their children, so it becomes very verbal," he said.
For younger children that mean's explaining this event was isolated and provide comfort.
And for teenagers, education will always go further.
"Say I know you're going to tell me 'oh mom, oh dad I'm okay', but I also know you're concerned about it. Don't allow these types of events ruin your lifestyle, but be aware of what's going on around you," said Dr. Orner.
Orrner said the lesson doesn't only go for teens, adults should also speak up if they see anything out of the ordinary.
"The most important thing we can do is continue with our lives. Do not allow people like this to win," Orner said.