How do you help your child deal with situations that are very upsetting to them? On Sunday I was walking my dogs on leash when my neighbor's two pit bulls ran out of their house and attacked my two mini schnauzers. By some miracle of God it happened to be raining right at that time and I decided for the first time ever to leave my kids inside alone while I walked the dogs in a grassy area nearby our condo. My DD did not witness the attack, but she did see the aftermath when I brought the dogs inside to clean up their wounds. There was a lot of blood and she wouldn't go to her room or leave my side. She was terrified and thought her dogs were going to die. I had a friend come over as soon as possible to take her while the dogs went to the vet. The dogs are fine now and their wounds were not too bad. But DD is really shaken up. She is crying all the time and won't sleep in her bed. How do I help her? Have any of your children experienced anything like this? Maybe a car accident that shook them up? TIA for any advice or insight you have.