Heffner column: Telling the story

published 28.07.2020 16:21

Numerous parents have spoken about their children’s interest in the larger social issues receiving attention such as the protests for racial justice and the role of the police.

A serious problem is parents being put in the position of decision maker about something as central as whether to send children back to school in order to return to work, or to stay home out of concern for children’s health.

Children are being restricted from what had been the major ingredients of their lives, school, playmates, park activities.

What story can parents tell their children to help them make sense of the changes in their lives during this time?

Many images appear on our TV screen, some of which may be frightening to a young child.

by Dr. Elaine from providencejournal.com

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