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Kids Boston Marathon

How to Tell a Story That Needs to Be Told

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Steph Thompson

As a parent, I trickle out news to my kids in dribs and drabs, trying to include context and explanation and humanity. These are what a story needs if it is going to be told.

How Does One Kid Become a Terrorist and Another Work for Greenpeace?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

I mute the television and look at my children. I beam. They are safe, for the day. They are both capable of making good choices for themselves and the earth. They are smart, questioning, skeptical and critical, true to their developmental task.

Our Default Setting: How Getting Egged Helped Me After the Boston Attack

Carissa K | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

We had been egged! Not full fledge egged... just one egg likely tossed by a neighborhood teenager on a night of mischief. A weight started to fall all around me. Great. Not this week! How will I explain this one to the kids?