Posts tagged "media"

How to talk to kids and tweens about tragedies

The news of the absolutely tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, is horrific.  Many children and adults are dead, with recent reports bringing the death toll at the school to 26, including 18 children.  Upon first hearing the news, I wanted to hug my daughter, wanted to go to her elementary... Read more »

Explaining to my tween that Mitt Romney's son is not rigging voting machines

Explaining to my tween that Mitt Romney's son is not rigging voting machines
My tween returned home from another eventful day at fifth grade, and in addition to discussing how the spelling test went and which boys were kicking each other under the table, she had some questions about the upcoming election.  She then busted out with, “So Mitt Romney’s son owns all the voting machines and he’s... Read more »

Tween successfully petitions Seventeen magazine to stop airbrushing

Tween successfully petitions Seventeen magazine to stop airbrushing
Seventeen magazine has agreed to stop airbrushing photos in the magazine after a 14 year-old Julia Bluhm started an online petition has that garnered more than 84,000 signatures since April 19, 2012.  The editors agreed to be more transparent about its photo shoots with what they call the Body Peace Treaty and launched the Body... Read more »
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