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Dealing with the News
Family / Parenting

Dealing with the News

By the time you read this, I’m certain you’ll have heard about what happened in Oklahoma. This is the part where I’d likely link you to a news article, or maybe some video. But not right now. I haven’t read any of them. I haven’t watched anything. I can’t – […]

Tragedies in the News: A Resouce List for Parents
Family / Parenting

Tragedies in the News: A Resouce List for Parents

First published April 16, following the Boston marathon bombing. Republishing this in the wake now of the Oklahoma tornado today, and with our hearts with all those affected. ~ Polly. __________ Each time any violence and tragedy dominates our hearts and minds, we’re rightly concerned that it may penetrate to […]

We can be heroes
Family / News & Politics / Parenting

We can be heroes

On the Saturday after that Friday in Newtown, I had to teach my 4th graders at the Hebrew School.  Usually, we teach on Sundays, but this past week, our regularly scheduled Sunday class was preempted by our quarterly Saturday family program.   Every few months, parents join their children in class […]

Open Thread: How Are You Approaching Newtown with Your Kids?
Family / Grief & loss / Life / Parenting

Open Thread: How Are You Approaching Newtown with Your Kids?

Today is Monday, and all of our  school-aged children who left school last Friday knowing nothing of the horror in Newtown, CT school (if indeed they did) will re-enter their larger school communities.  Many schools, my kids’ school included, will be prepared to address the topic should children bring it […]

Family / Parenting

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedies in the Media

All our hearts go out to all the families in Newtown, CT tonight, and for the months and years to come, for the unthinkable, barely speakable loss they endured today. As is most everyone upon learning of the news of the school shooting, I’m shaken. And as a parent of […]