Posts Tagged "violence"

Making sense of senseless violence

The violence that we read and hear about around the world today is impossible to fully comprehend and yet to help kids cope with it, we don’t have to really understand it. The incident in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday is the most recent event that hits home hard, showing how the world can be an unpredictable and unsafe place. The senseless and random violent acts that infiltrate our daily lives via the media leave many of us feeling helpless, insecure and fearful. It’s important for all adults to recognize that our reactions to these events determine how our children will react to them.

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Talking to Children About Off-field Violence of NFL Players

ravens-rice-footballThe explicit TMZ video broadcast across the Internet of NFL football star Ray Rice knocking out his wife left no question of the brutality of that domestic assault. And the graphic images of scabbing on Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son who he had beaten with a switch made it impossible for fans to deny his violence toward his own son. It’s clear from these recent events that NFL has an issue with off-field violence. 

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