Don’t Ignore 9/11 with Children

Nanny Confessions: It’s Hard to Discuss 9/11 with Children I confess I hate talking about 9/11. And I confess it’s even harder speaking to kids about 9/11. But, I have been seeing public service announcements on television about the importance of speaking with kids about what happened on 9/11, rather than ignoring the topic. Everyone […]

Are you Going to Read "No Easy Day?"

One Navy SEALS’s Memoir of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden This 9/11 there is a lot of controversy surrounding the bookNo Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. The book is written by Mark Owen, (pen name), one of the Navy SEAL’s that raided of Osama bin […]

Halloween, Kids, and Terror

October To-Do List: What Are Your Charges Afraid Of? The customs that evolved into Halloween originated as a festival marking the end of harvesting and as a way to placate evil ghosts and to ensure good crops for the coming year. When November 1 was celebrated as All Saints Day, October 31 became Halloween, which […]

First-Graders Assure a Nation After September 11

Review of September 12th…We Knew Everything Would be All Right by Masterson Elementary students of H. Bryon Masterson Elementary School September 12th…We Knew Everything Would Be All Right is a great book for children and adults. It delivers a message of hope in the wake of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. The authors […]

Will Your Charge’s School be Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11?

If you ask anyone under 28-years old where they were on 9/11 when they heard about the terrorist attacks they most often say they were in school. The goal of making the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks an age-appropriate teachable moment in American history is especially difficult for teachers in the Greater New York, […]

Have You Spoken to Your Charges About 9/11?

Do Your Charges Know About 9/11? As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches children are learning about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and of the passengers that tried to take control of a plane that crashed into a field to prevent it from reaching its intended target in Washington D.C.. […]