Addressing News and events that are current strategies for all kids

Addressing News and events that are current strategies for all kids

If it bleeds, it leads. The newsroom that is old about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than in the past today. And with technology doing the heavy lifting — sending updates, tweets, posts, and breaking news alerts straight to our kids’ phones — we parents are often playing catch-up. A horrific mass shooting, a suicide broadcast on social media, or a violent political rally, it’s nearly impossible to keep the news at bay until you’re able to figure out what to say whether it’s wall-to-wall coverage of the latest natural disaster. The line that is bottom that elementary school-aged kids and some middle schoolers have trouble fully understanding news events. And though older teens are better able to understand current events, even they face challenges with regards to sifting fact from opinion — or misinformation.Continue reading