Breaking Bad News To Kids: How Media Has Tweaked The Process

Breaking Bad News To Kids: How Media Has Tweaked The Process
June 18, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/18/193135999/breaking-bad-news-to-kids-how-media-has-tweaked-the-process

Guests:
Jennifer Powell-Lunder, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Pace University
Linda Ellerbee, executive producer, writer and anchor of NickNews on Nickelodeon

Parents have always had to break hard news to kids, from family hardships to national tragedies.
Now there are more ways for children to learn about news faster — through 24 hour news and social media.
So, what’s changed in how parents broach these subjects?
How can media help, or hurt?

Related:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/13/188959443/how-to-introduce-kids-to-tough-topics-art-and-tv-can-help

Deception for the Sake of Young Innocence
How can a parent of young children explain the harsh realities of the world? One father tries a little evasion
July 15, 2016
http://www.wsj.com/articles/deception-for-the-sake-of-young-innocence-1468606955

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