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Kids and Violence

Kids' Exposure To Real-Life Violence Has Decreased

Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents

By: By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer Published: 04/29/2014 03:58 AM EDT on LiveScience The amount of violence and crime that children see i...

When Your Daughter Hits Below The Belt

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Just as I leaned in to kiss my daughter goodnight, she became somber. Tears welled in her eyes. Was she sad I was leaving her side? Was she worried about a failing score in long division she'd hidden from me far too long?

After Belfast, Boston

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Lisa Catherine Harper

Raising my children to be safe and secure in their world includes many things, like how to cross the streets, how to protect their bodies from strangers, how to use digital media responsibly. It also means educating them about the world's realities, one of which is violence.

STUDY: Massive Drop In Kids Living In Violent Homes

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 09.20.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department says the number of children living in violent households fell by 68 percent over an 18-year period. The departme...

Why I Finally Told My Son He Could Play With Toy Guns

Kristen Howerton | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

I spend a lot of time pondering the disparity between the mom I thought I would be, and the mom I am. I was such a good mom before having kids.

Why I Let My Son 'Shoot' Me

| Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents

By Heather Turgeon As the mom of a three-and-a-half year old, I've discovered that there's literally no object that can't be made into a gun. A sta...