As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what age your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents, or even young adults.
Consider the following tips for helping your children manage their distress: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of school shootings.
Via the American Psychological Association.
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It focuses on Big Bird’s loss — his nest is ruined, and after it’s been repaired, he returns home only to find that the nest still isn’t safe for habitation.
Kudos to PBS!
‘Sesame Street’ to air hurricane special | Inside TV | EW.com.
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I’m still on an HBO Documentary stint, so forgive me. October was Dyslexia Awareness Month and I wanted to pass this info along here.
HBO premiered a documentary entitled ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” on Monday and it will be shown throughout November (at least). It was directed by James Redford, and features a few big names like Charles Schwab and Sir Richard Branson. You can check out a trailer below. As I shared on the Facebook page (Like if you haven’t!), the next airing is this Sunday 1pm EST.
To learn more about dyslexia, check out the following:
National Center for Learning Disabilities: What is Dyslexia?
U.S. National Library of Medicine: Developmental Reading Disorder
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Some time over the summer, I came across a great article on the fine line between correcting and criticizing a child. I say fine line because all too often I have seen and heard parents cross that line without realizing it.
For example, a father gets home and sees his son, who is very excited that daddy’s home. In response to seeing his son, the father says, “Hi son! How was your day? Did you give any trouble in school? Have you done your homework? I told you to make sure you do your homework before I get home.” What do you think the son takes in from this interaction? Do you think he would still be excited about the fact that dad is home? Continue reading
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