December 19, 2016

Recent events may cause your kids to overestimate the probability of danger.  While limiting your kids' (and your own) media exposure is important, it is likely you will not be entirely quarantined.

You are going to have to talk about danger with your kids.  Here’s how:

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November 10, 2016

In the wake of the election, my feeds are filled with advice on how to talk to kids about it. 

All of it reads as though the giant meteor won.

The election of Donald Trump—as shocking and upsetting as it may be—is neither a natural disaster nor a large-scale terrorist at...

September 10, 2016

Of the myriad difficult things, you have to talk about with your children, suicide is probably not one of them.  We are fortunate that kids do not die very often, but the second leading killer of young people is suicide.  Talking about suicide—and about general emotion...

September 10, 2016

It is difficult to be specific about what to say to a child or adolescent who may be suicidal because each kid—and each family—is so vastly different.   There are some strategies that consistently increase the chances and speed of recovery.

Start with this:

Talk abo...

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