When I was an elementary school kid, Scholastic News and Time for Kids did a decent job of addressing current affairs.  I appreciate Scholastic because they recruit students to be journalists, an honorable and tireless vocation.  How do you talk to your kids about current affairs, esp. the difficult ones?  Debt ceiling, starvation in Somalia, natural and human-made crises.

Child and adult talking

As the parent of an 8-yr-old, I understand that we adults have a balance between our excitement for a child’s energy of discovery and the anxiety we experience when the child takes physical risks.  Honor what is inside both adult and child.

Are there really only 50 Dangerous Things you should let your child do?