How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

Written by Kelly Wallace, CNN After a horrific event like the terrorism in Brussels or the Paris attacks, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can’t make sense of ourselves? “When we feel ourselves […]

Conversation about news improves children’s reasoning: Implications for mentors

Posted by Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo on July 23, 2010 U. BUFFALO (US)—Taking the time to talk to children about current events like the Gulf Oil spill—and using mathematical terms to do so—can help them develop better reasoning and math skills and perform better in school, especially in more affluent households. “When families chat about societal issues, they often create […]

The friendship crisis: Why are boys so lonely and violent?

by Niobe Way, Washington Post Elliot Rodgers, 22, killed himself and six people near the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara last month because he wanted to take revenge on “humanity” for his “loneliness, rejection, and unfilled desire.” In the few weeks since that occurred, there have been additional violent acts in schools across the country. […]