James Zidell, the third child injured in the Los Angeles shooting, took refuge in nature. He was also 6 at the time of the shooting.
"In nature you are surrounded by love and beauty," he wrote in a high school English paper he shared with CNN. "Bad people cannot get me."
Repeat comforting thoughts
James Zidell's mother, Francine Zidell, remembers telling her son over and over that Furrow was in jail and couldn't hurt him anymore. "That seemed to be what he needed to hear," she says.
Tell your child how strong he is
Kadish says one of the most helpful things his parents did was to tell him how strong he was to survive such a horrendous event.
"My slogan was, 'You're Ben Kadish and you can do anything,'" he remembers with a smile.