Country star Jewel is convinced children need to learn "emotional" and problem-solving skills in order to avoid "anger shootings" later in life.

The Foolish Games hitmaker has aired her views on weapons with website 1simplechange.com and reveals she wants to teach her 20-month-old son Kase how to manage his frustrations "in healthy ways" as he grows up.

She says, "There are different types of gun violence: self-defense, rampage killing and violence, solving problems with anger. As far as anger shootings, I feel that learning how to problem solve and learning emotional skills is critical. I think it isn't something we're always taught within our family units.

"I hope to help teach my son to deal with frustration, and learn how to problem-solve in healthy ways, so that by the time he's older and not under my wing, he will have some skills. Then when he gets frustrated or when something arises that is confusing for him, he'll find ways of problem-solving and working through it."

Jewel's comments come just months after gun control became a hot topic again following the Sandy Hook school massacre in December (12), when 20 young children and six adults were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut.