How to Share the News With Your Kids

April 16, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

As the devastating story of the bombing at the Boston marathon unfolded, I turned on the TV news. Then I realized I have a 2-year-old. I wasn’t sure what kind of images to expect on the screen—something that could potentially scare or scar him, even at this early age.

I wish Kid President had a nightly news broadcast. But until he gets a network deal, look for kid-friendly news sources to share with your kids. It’s a great way to open up the conversation about what has happened in the world, and you will be certain the information provided will be age-appropriate. Here are some quality sites to check out:

If you want to leave your kids with one thing, Mr. Rogers’ message to “Look for the Helpers” is a beautiful sentiment that has flooded social media.




  1. sproutskids

    Reblogged this on Sprouts and commented:
    Something to think about in regards to sharing hard information with our kids!

    April 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm
  2. Tricia

    Reblogged this on Truly, Tricia❀ and commented:
    Something to consider when sharing hard information with the kids in our lives.

    April 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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