Resources for Speaking with Children about Tragedy & Violence

Here are some curated Resources for Speaking with Children about Tragedy & Violence from Dr. Brene Brown, a researcher and professor on vulnerability and courage. If you haven’t seen her Ted talks, take the time by clicking here.

Noah St. John’s winning story at Snap Judgment

Shame On You: Leave It Behind

Brene Brown, Ph.D. has become one of my favorite lecturers and writers on the human condition. Her work on vulnerability and shame is powerful and accessible. You can see her TED profile & talks here.In this short clip,… Read More

NYT: A Father’s Journey By FRANK BRUNI

Wherein Frank Bruni discusses the courage he found to open up to his father and the courage his father found, through deliberation and reflection, to see his son for all that he is.“FOR a long while, my father’s… Read More

On Loving Speech

“Loving speech is an important aspect of practice. We say only loving things. We say the truth in a loving way, with nonviolence. This can only be done when we are calm. When we are irritated, we may… Read More

NYT’s Modern Love: Three Mothers, One Bond

“WE found out by text message. “Don’t get on the plane. The birth mother is unsure.” It was 6 a.m. in December in Seattle. A quiet stillness — the kind only possible after a month of winter rain… Read More

“Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?”

In her May 2012 article, “Can you Call a 9-year Old a Psychopath?“, Jennifer Kahn explores the therapeutic and parental challenges that seems to surround children whose behavior falls well outside the bounds designated typical. Specifically, she looks… Read More

No Shit, Sherlock: “Deporting Parents Hurts Kids”

It concerns me that this distinction is an issue: families being torn apart by the Immigration Deportation regime. How can it be so taxing to differentiate between families and violent criminals. I have multiple client families where one… Read More

Foster Teen: ‘I Needed Emotional Support, Not Medication’

Locked in a Psychiatric Ward; Forced to take meds he doesn’t need. “The next stop we made was a psychiatric hospital for kids. We went through door after door, and it dawned on me that every door had… Read More

How a dog can help your autistic child

How a dog can help your autistic child