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Talking to Kids About Violence:
Resources for Media

Violence is overwhelming to young children, especially those too young to distinguish the real from the fictional. Parents of children of all ages should be prepared to comfort their children, talk about their feelings and answer the “whys” as best they can.

Several Parenting Press authors (see below) are willing to be interviewed to respond to the events of September 11, 2001, and offer advice to parents and children in dealing with violence.

To contact any of the Parenting Press authors, for more information on how to talk to kids about violence or for a review copy of a Parenting Press book, please contact the Publicity Coordinator at (800) 992-6657, Ext. 101 or e-mail our marketing department.

The Fall 2001 issue of Parenting Press’s quarterly parent education newsletter, PEP Talk, featured how-to advice in “Talking to kids about violence.” To request a free copy of this article and for subscription information, please e-mail our marketing department and write “PEP Talk, 9-11” in the subject line, or call (800) 992-6657, Ext. 101.

In its continuing effort to promote Emotional Literacy, Parenting Press has published numerous books to help children and adults understand and deal with feelings. These include

Elizabeth Crary
Elizabeth Crary

Elizabeth Crary is the founder of Parenting Press and the author of more than 35 books, including Without Spanking or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to Toddler and Preschool Guidance and the Dealing with Feelings Series.
On Sept. 11, 2001, she was at SeaTac airport waiting for a flight to Japan for a two-week parent education tour there when the FAA canceled all flights in the United States.

Jan Faull
Jan Faull

Jan Faull is an experienced parent educator with more than 20 years under her belt and writes a parenting column for The Seattle Times.
Ms. Faull is the author of Unplugging Power Struggles: Resolving Emotional Battles with Your Kids and Mommy! I Have to Go Potty! (2nd ed.).

Jean Illsley Clarke
Jean Illsley Clarke

Jean Illsley Clarke is an adult educator and consultant of international reputation. Her specialties include self-esteem and group leadership. She is the author of Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn’t Work and Who, Me Lead a Group?, among others.

Carl Bosch
Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch is a middle school counselor and teacher for more than 27 years. He is the author of Bully on the Bus from the Decision Is Yours Series.

Linda Budd
Linda Budd

Linda S. Budd is a practicing psychologist who specializes in working with children and their parents. She has taught at the University of Minnesoa and is in high demand as a speaker on parenting topics. She is the author of Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents.

Laurie Simons
Laurie Simons

Laurie Simons, M.A., is a certified mental health counselor who specializes in children who exhibit challenging behavior, including children with special needs. She is the author of several books, including Taking “No” for an Answer and Other Skills Children Need.

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