Media Violence and Young Children

Helping Young Children Deal with Disturbing News Coverage

It’s right in your face, 24/7… terrorist attacks, shootings, disasters, accidents, and violence. This can be upsetting for adults, not to mention children. Last week I couldn’t turn on any screen without seeing the eye-witness phone video of a state fair ride in a neighboring state, breaking apart and hurling riders to the ground. I […]

Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh My! Becoming Desensitized to Violence


Violence and trauma are very much a part of our lives these days. It comes right into our family rooms and sits with our children. We try to keep it out, but are not usually, totally successful. Not all households have the same standards, and if this content is not in our home, it will […]

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