How My Four Your Old Son Reacted To The Death Of His Great Nanny "Biscuits".

Written by Stephen Hill

My nan was called Margaret and lived untilrepparttar age of eighty eight. Unfortunately she died in hospital and this article describes how my son reacted torepparttar 149098 news of her death. His reaction basically put a smile back onto my face again.

I loved my nan to bits and I would always try to visit her at least once a week. Her house was around ten miles away from ours and we would all look forward to seeing her. I have son aged four, a stepdaughter aged eleven and a fiancee (I won't tell you her age, as she might hit me!)

My nan lived on her own in quite a nice flat and I am sure she appreciated us visiting her. She always gaverepparttar 149099 kids biscuits to eat, and they eventually re-named her "nanny biscuits".

She would always speak her mind and would say things to me like: "Your looking a bit fat!" or "Are you married yet?"

I did not see this as a negative thing, I used to think it was funny.

Atrepparttar 149100 age of eighty eight, she was admitted to hospital and died a few weeks later, after collapsing inrepparttar 149101 middle of night.

I was informed via a phone call and inrepparttar 149102 morning I brokerepparttar 149103 news of her death torepparttar 149104 rest ofrepparttar 149105 family.

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

Written by Dr. Charles Sophy

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

Mommy (Daddy), Why do those people want to hurt everyone?

Last week,repparttar world was shaken by another terrorist attack. Hot onrepparttar 149054 heels ofrepparttar 149055 Live 8 benefits and inrepparttar 149056 middle ofrepparttar 149057 G8 Summit, bombs exploded in London. Adults aroundrepparttar 149058 globe were glued to CNN and spent time discussing their feelings aboutrepparttar 149059 event aroundrepparttar 149060 water cooler at work, with their partners at home or in online discussion groups and e-mails. Collectively, we reached out and were comforted and reassured byrepparttar 149061 words of Prime Minister Tony Blair and other world leaders.

Many adults, however, do not realize how many kids are exposed torepparttar 149062 same news. Older children may readrepparttar 149063 newspaper or watchrepparttar 149064 news on TV. Others may be exposed to "breaking news" during an interruption in their favorite cartoon t.v. program and still others can easily stumble acrossrepparttar 149065 information online via MSN, Yahoo, Google or any ofrepparttar 149066 other online portals. While adults were declaring their solidarity inrepparttar 149067 War On Terror last week, many children's anxieties and fears were being overlooked.

In our efforts to protect our children and preserverepparttar 149068 innocence of childhood as long as possible, we attempt to shield them fromrepparttar 149069 atrocities that occur in today's turbulent times. When events such asrepparttar 149070 bombs in London,repparttar 149071 events atrepparttar 149072 elementary school in Belsan, Russia in September, 2004 andrepparttar 149073 September 11th attacks onrepparttar 149074 World Trade Center occur, our natural instinct is to not discussrepparttar 149075 events ofrepparttar 149076 day with our children. Yet, as news of terrorist attacks or other tragedies surround them, your children may be feeling frightened, anxious, sad and confused.

As a parent, only you can decide what news is appropriate for your children but do not assume that your child does not have an awareness ofrepparttar 149077 tragic events that have a global impact. Itís important to talk to your children aboutrepparttar 149078 actions that shape our lives butrepparttar 149079 amount of information you share with your child differs across age groups and even from child to child.

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