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Michelle Obama Addresses Parents in Letter on Tucson Tragedy

US First Lady Michelle Obama listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial event, "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona, on January 12, 2011. Obama led a tribute service for the six people who were killed and the 14 wounded in the assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is fighting for her life in a hospital. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Michelle Obama at the Tuscon memorial service
Michelle Obama listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial event, "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" at the McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona.
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(CBS) Being a parent, we've always said at "Eye on Parenting," isn't easy -- especially when faced with difficult questions by our kids. You may be getting some of those difficult questions as your children learn about the shooting tragedy in Tucson.

First lady Michelle Obama today offered her thoughts on the tragedy from a parent's perspective.

She writes, "In the days and weeks ahead, as we struggle with these issues ourselves, many of us will find that our children are struggling with them as well. The questions my daughters have asked are the same ones that many of your children will have - and they don't lend themselves to easy answers. But they will provide an opportunity for us as parents to teach some valuable lessons - about the character of our country, about the values we hold dear, and about finding hope at a time when it seems far away.

Read her full letter here.

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