Talking to your kids about tragedy
It's hard to know exactly what to tell a child after news of a horrible tragedy. Here are some sources that provide parents support:
- An excellent resource from the Sesame Street Workshop for talking to kids about grief
- Sesame Street videos for dealing with tragedy
- PBS Parents offers tips for talking about tough subjects wth your kids. And about talking to kids about what they hear on the news.
- The Fred Rogers Company posted an article about easing your child's fears.
- Several area school districts also have posted valuable tips for talking to children about violence: here and here.
"Parenting Counts: A Focus on Early Learning," co-developed by Talaris and KCTS Seattle/Television brings the research on best parenting practices into parent's daily lives through a series of television spots and workshops.
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Join the RMPBS Kids Club!
Rocky Mountain PBS has a cool club just for our youngest viewers.
It's the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Club!
As a Kids Club member, your child (or children) will receive a birthday card each year, and we'll list each child's name on-air and on our website (with permission).
Plus, we'll let you know about any great kid-friendly events or programs you won't want to miss!
Guidelines for joining Kids Club:
• Make a membership donation of $40 or more and choose a favorite program. We'll send each child an official Kids Club Adopt-a-Program certificate.
• As long as you renew your RMPBS membership each year, your children will remain active members in Kids Club until they reach age 13. So you don’t have to sign up for the club again.
• We need your child's entire – and exact birthday – so we can include each child's name on our on-air birthday scroll the week of the birthday – and on our website, too!
• And we'll send a birthday card each year!