Magazine article Work & Family Life

Making the Parent/school/community Safety Connection

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Making the Parent/school/community Safety Connection

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We are all concerned about our children's safety. We can't be there every minute to protect them or control what happens to them. But we can prepare them for the world they're going to encounter in and out of school.

How to Talk to Your Kids about School Violence, by Ken Druck, Ph.D. with Matt Kaplowitz, is full of practical, thoughtful and sensible advice. It begins by telling parents how to get past the roadblocks that often hinder effective conversation with children-learning to listen as well as talk. What follows is a wealth of information to make children and schools safer, peaceful methods of dealing with conflict and ways to help kids manage their anger as well as information on the parent/school/ community connection.

There's wonderful advice on being a role model and how you can help your children learn to handle their emotions and interact with people who are different from themselves. (See Front page story. …

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