Since parents might not be that good as guessing how their child feels, it’s good to ask them. Do not assume that you know. At the same time, if a child says he is feeling fine after the trauma and appears to be functioning well, do not assume that he is “hiding” how he really feels.
Horgan's research cites an Islamic State video from 2015 that showed children dressed in military uniforms fatally shooting 25 Syrian regime troops in front of a large crowd at the amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra. His research partner, Mia Bloom, said the radical group has boasted of at least 143 children "martyrs" for its cause.