Breaking Bad News To Kids: How Media Has Tweaked The Process

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Jennifer Powell-Lunder, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Pace University
Linda Ellerbee, executive producer, writer and anchor of NickNews on Nickelodeon
Elizabeth Blair, senior producer, NPR arts desk

Parents have always had to break hard news to kids, from family hardships to national tragedies. Now there are more ways for children to learn about news faster — through 24 hour news and social media. So, what's changed in how parents broach these subjects? How can media help, or hurt?

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