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Parenting Press looks at
National Violence

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How to Talk to Kids About Violence:
A Response from Parenting Press

Violence is overwhelming to children and adults alike. For those too young to distinguish the real from the fictional, a national tragedy like that experienced on September 11, 2001 can be mind-boggling. At Parenting Press, we have made a continued commitment to both communication between parents and children, and acknowledgment of feelings. In the discussion of national violence, that is where parents must begin—with open communication and with acceptance of feelings.

For
Parents

The following are three articles to help you talk to your children about violence:

For
Media

For a press release on children and national violence, as well as contact information for interviews and speakers, please click here.

For Parent Educators

For an excerpt of a PEP Talk newsletter feature on “Talking to kids about violence,” please click here.

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Last updated May 05, 2008