5 Tips For Talking To Your Children About What They See In The News

Written by Dr. Charles Sophy

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The best way to make sure kids know they are safe, is to talk with them about what they see and hear and give them a chance to express their feelings.

Parents with children reacting torepparttar news should:

• Know allrepparttar 149054 facts: Parents should help their children cope withrepparttar 149055 attacks first by finding out how much they know about what happened.

• Know yourself: Try to be aware of your own anxieties in order to know your child’s.

• Know your child: Children may not haverepparttar 149056 verbal capacity to discuss their anxieties. Watch for new behavioral/physical manifestations of their fears. For example, your child may reveal his/her anxiety by not wanting to separate to go to school or camp.

• Reduce media exposure: It’s important to filterrepparttar 149057 information that your child receives so that you can controlrepparttar 149058 intensity ofrepparttar 149059 reaction, instill in your child your sense of values and moral principles, and keeprepparttar 149060 lines of communication open and let them ask questions.

• Build a plan: Children, no matter their age, are primarily concerned with safety “Am I safe? Is my family safe?” To allay their fears, work with your child to create a safety plan.

Remember: World disasters are scary for adults and children alike. Always reach for more assistance when unsure of your next step.

Dr. Charles Sophy currently serves as Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. He also has a private psychiatry practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Charles Sophy, author of the “Keep ‘Em Off My Couch” blog, provides real simple answers for solving life’s biggest problems. He specializes in improving the mental health of children. To contact Dr. Sophy, visit his blog at http://drsophy.com.

Tough Time Deciding on a Name for Your Baby?

Written by Steven Preg

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But then yet another ultrasound revealed thatrepparttar little girl they had come to know and love was actually a little boy!

The baby was scheduled to make HIS delivery intorepparttar 149053 world in relatively short time. The parents frantically went back torepparttar 149054 tireless task of finding a boy’s name they could both agree upon.

One nightrepparttar 149055 husband announced that he likedrepparttar 149056 name Jack for his son! (This is a true story ladies … can you even imagine how you’d feel if your husband announced this grand revelation?)

Torepparttar 149057 wife’s dismay she reminded her husband that he wasrepparttar 149058 one who did not like that name; in fact went as far as to declare he would NOT have a son named Jack. She then jogged his memory that they had a cat named Jack. Jackrepparttar 149059 cat even responded to his name.

You may have guessedrepparttar 149060 rest ofrepparttar 149061 story. The cat now has a new name. It is rather original. The feline is now known as Kitty Cat (K.C. for short). And they have a beautiful son named Jack.

What’srepparttar 149062 moral ofrepparttar 149063 story? If you are having a hard time coming up with a perfect name, you just might tryrepparttar 149064 name you’ve given torepparttar 149065 family pet!

Steven is a CEO of Pregnancy Resource Center http://pregnancy.i-right.info .He wrote a lot of article about preganancy and other babiesrelated topic.

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