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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Behind-the-Scenes With Super School News
Students from Leroy Drive Elementary in Northglenn, Colo., visited the Rocky Mountain PBS studios in the fall of 2010 to participate in Super School News.
And they've put together a very cool video about their experience.
Check it out!
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.