There’s this storybook and it comes with an elf doll and you’re supposed to put the elf doll around the house to remind the kid to be good.
“A mom e-mailed me and told me that the first day they read the elf book and put the elf out, her daughter woke up crying because she was being watched by the elf,” Pinto recounted. “They changed the game so it wouldn’t scare the child.”
Israeli parents may believe that showing their children clips of terror attacks keeps their family informed of the situation – but it is in fact harming the nation’s children.
80% of child viewers who have seen clips of terror attacks over the past month have experienced signs of post-traumatic stress, a study from the Tom Institute released Wednesday revealed – specifically, agoraphobia, or fear of public places.
64% of children exposed to the clips now fear leaving their homes; the children also are 1.5 times more likely to be actively concerned about terror than children who do not see news clips.
You’d think it would be common sense, but there is no good way to scare a child.