3 Tips on Protecting Children from the News

As parents, we invest so much time and energy in safeguarding our homes from dangers. From brackets and straps on furniture to locks on cabinets and plastic bumpers on corners, we sometimes forget that providing a safe home for our children also involves censoring the television. Like most American families, I watched the news growing up at home. Looking back, I realize certain stories weren't appropriate. Learning about mass shootings or serial killers is hard for little brains' to comprehend. Even images of natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires) are highly provactive, making us feel unsafe and vulnerable. And in an age where school shootings are all too common, it’

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