Not even the smallest citizens are immune from war and the fears it generates.
"Very young children, preschoolers for example, will not have conception of what a war is. But they'll see Mom and Dad are worried about something, and this will be scary because to preschoolers, Mom and Dad are the world," said Marc Nemiroff, a child psychologist in Annandale, Va. "And as they get older, 7 or 8 years old, they have a sense of the world at large and what being dead means."
He had this advice for parents:
* Confirm what children have heard on TV, but temper it by saying people are doing everything they can to keep us safe.