But as children, we don’t have filters. We don’t know how to process bad news any differently than good news. I suppose it’s one of the reasons children get nightmares. They become afraid of imaginary as well as real foes. They haven’t skills to protect themselves from harmful information any more than from harmful people. … Read more


When I was growing up in Northern California, we had access to two television stations and several radio stations. Our family didn’t get our first television until I was twelve in 1962. We were allowed to watch television on Sunday evenings only and it was usually limited to Lassie and Ed Sullivan. So there wasn’t … Read more