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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Super School News: Making the news, making a difference
For 31 years, Rocky Mountain PBS production staff and volunteers have worked closely with schools across the state to help 5th and
6th graders prepare entertaining and informative on-air news pieces.
In 2010, Super School News was awarded the distinguished National Friends of Public Broadcasting Community Development Award.
The national award is “given to the station or friends group with an outstanding outreach project or campaign to raise community awareness and appreciation of the local public television station.”
Super School News has been making a difference and enriching young lives in Colorado for more than three decades. Hear what the program has meant to some of the SSN alumni.
Super School News in the News:
“Mesa Co. students break Super School News,” KKCO NBC 11 News, Grand Junction
“Super School News 2010: PBS Gives Students Inside Look At TV News,” KJCT-TV, Grand Junction
“Super School News,” The Denver Post, Your Hub
“My Town: Super School News is super fun for Coyote Ridge students,” Broomfield Enterprise
"Super School News Celebrates 30 Years," 9News. Denver