Newsletter/Video Archive: Fears


Whenever there’s tragedy in the news I worry about how young children interpret (and misinterpret) what they hear – not only from the news but also from the conversations of the adults around them.

When I was growing up, I loved dressing up in costumes for Halloween. But my Halloween memories don’t go back much earlier than when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and I’ll bet yours don’t either.

That start-of-the-day separation can be a tough time for children…for their parents…and for their teachers. Even children who have been in child care from infancy can go through a clingy time that’s developmentally appropriate.

There's an interesting story behind Fred's deep commitment to helping children with medical situations, and it came from his personal experience. His toddler son was wheeled crying and screaming into the operating room and not given a sedative beforehand.

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