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How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville

Source: Los Angeles Times

As violence erupted in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, with three killed and dozens injured at one of the largest white nationalist rallies in a decade, TV screens and newsfeeds across America were filled with images of chaos and terror.

While politicians including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Senator Dianne Feinstein reacted by condemning the attacks, calling for “hope and prayers for peace” and reminders that “violent acts of hate and bigotry have no place in America,” parents seeing the news were faced with a dilemma that’s becoming an increasing concern for American families: if, and how, to talk about violence and racism with their children.

Mental health experts and parents discussed their experiences Saturday, and shared advice for talking to children about the violence in Charlottesville. Here are their tips:

Allergy Tips

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

Advice on when to expect an allergy, how to manage allergies, and possible medical remedies.

Grown-up rules for attending kid birthday parties


There's always some kind of drama at a kids' birthday party, whether it's things not going according to plan, kids not getting along, or adults acting rude. Here, there is a list of proper adult ettiquette when attending children's birthday parties, coming from a mom herself.

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