Jan 14, 2011
Post By: Children's Health
Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., a child neuropsychologist at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, says tragedies that we see in the news are events that provide a starting point for discussions with your children. But, these are also subjects that could raise anxieties in children who see the images on TV or hear about them on the radio or the Internet, so it is important to monitor their time listening to, watching and interacting with the news.
Stavinoha suggests parents:
If your child is old enough, watch news reports or read the news together to encourage conversation about the topic. PBS has age-appropriate guidelines about how much news children should be watching and what they will understand about the news that are helpful.
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