An expert shares the top six tips for explaining scary or difficult news stories to kids.
I am a huge fan of news media for reasons of both work and pleasure.
I like to know what is happening across the world from global politics to Kardashian scandals; but it took seeing the news through my eldest son Toby’s eyes to realise it is not always a positive influence.
When he was five-years-old he saw a snippet of the 7.30 report just before bedtime that involved a protest overseas. The angry voices on screen upset and unsettled him and while it was hardly the worst story of the night, it made my husband Jules and I think about the type of media we consumed around him.
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