As a caregiver, your first instinct is to protect your child from being upset, scared or hurt. That’s a perfectly reasonable mindset. But how do you hold it together when you’re the one who’s facing all of these emotions after a recent diagnosis of breast cancer? Dr. Rebekah Lemmons provides tips to caregivers to help you both through this journey.
Youth Villages licensed program expert, Brittany Jones shares advice for parents on how to talk to kids about racism during this school year. She urges that parents “don’t need to be experts, they just need to be real.”
Here’s the beautiful thing about children: Most are born with a natural sense of justice and fairness. However, as children develop, they begin to figure out that the color of their skin has more meaning beyond the colors found in a crayon box, and they need caring adults to help them construct a positive sense of self and a respectful understanding of others.
According to the Childhood Domestic Violence Association, it is estimated that more than 5 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence in the home each year.