In light of the Navy Yard shooting: Tips for talking to kids about scary events in the news.

Today is National Teddy Bear Day. In honor of this holiday, here are some of the creepiest teddy bears of all time. Sleep tight!

(Via Huff Post. See the rest here: huff.to/18Q0slQ)

Thank you, Sesame Street, for this touching video. RIP James.
“James Gandolfini talks to Zoe about how to calm down when you feel scared.”
Help Kids Cope with Trauma & Stress. While it isn’t the most pleasant of topics, it seems relevant these days. Our thoughts go out to those affected by what’s happened in Oklahoma. 

Help Kids Cope with Trauma & Stress. While it isn’t the most pleasant of topics, it seems relevant these days. Our thoughts go out to those affected by what’s happened in Oklahoma. 

A few examples of Buzzfeed’s “13 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said to a Parent.” Click HERE for the rest… if you dare!

Our thoughts go out to the victims and those injured at the Boston Marathon, as well as their families and friends. Such a horrible tragedy. Here are some tips for talking to kids about scary news:
1. Mister Rogers on scary news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html
2. Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop on how to answer children’s questions about scary news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/theparentshow/how-to-handle-childrens-questions-about-scary-news/
3. Strategies for talking to kids about the news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/talking.html

Our thoughts go out to the victims and those injured at the Boston Marathon, as well as their families and friends. Such a horrible tragedy. Here are some tips for talking to kids about scary news:

1. Mister Rogers on scary news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

2. Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop on how to answer children’s questions about scary news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/theparentshow/how-to-handle-childrens-questions-about-scary-news/

3. Strategies for talking to kids about the news: http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/talking.html

Oh, you know… just some man babies. 

Whatever.

Not a big deal.

…I’m scared.

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Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, VP of Research and Education at Sesame Workshop, provides some simple strategies to help you respond when your children ask questions about scary news.

#Newtown

[The Parent Show with Angela Santomero has been retired. We are posting this video because the content is relevant and helpful for parents and teachers everywhere.]

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Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 
http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

Sending our thoughts and best wishes to the families of Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. Hear what Fred Rogers has to say about kids and scary news. 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/rogers/special/scarynews.html

Are you more excited for Halloween or the election? Maybe I should ask, Are you more excited for Halloween or the election to be over!? Looking at these two pictures… I just don’t know anymore.

Note source: Huffington Post

Costume source: Reddit

Prooooooooooooooooobably not parent approved…

Prooooooooooooooooobably not parent approved…

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I hate to say it, but we’ve found another collection of cringe-worthy kid costumes from around the web. Part two features kids paying tribute (with their parents’ conscious) to pop culture “icons.” “I’m scared” is an understatement. Click the pics for a close up of these ghastly getups from WTF costumes. 

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To see the recipes for these spooooooky coooooookies, click the pictures to find their respective sources!

And ponder this: If Cookie Monster is already a Monster, what will he be for Halloween?

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Too early for Halloween? I think not. Make these in advance!
http://www.pbs.org/parents/fun-and-games/activities-and-crafts/halloween-party-blowers/

Too early for Halloween? I think not. Make these in advance!

http://www.pbs.org/parents/fun-and-games/activities-and-crafts/halloween-party-blowers/

Talk about Nightmare on Sesame Street! Elmo’s world is a lot scarier than it used to be now that the Sesame Street massacre has arrived thanks to artist Isaac Bidwell. Take a peek (but don’t make eye contact) with the monsters turned… uh I guess they stayed monsters… Click the pictures (if you dare) to see which movie is portrayed via puppet.