Beyond Red Ridinghood: Protecting Children from Our Pain About the World
By Tamara Brennan, PhD, API volunteer, Mesa, Arizona
If, as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, what happens when “bad things” keep showing up to disrupt the calm in that village? For those of us in the United States, watching the news with so many reports of war and natural disasters, shootings in public places and information about policies that fly in the face of decency and fair play, well, it’s enough to ruin what inner peace we may have left despite of the hectic pace of our lives. As caring people, we carry an awareness of tragedy in our pockets as we go about our daily lives.