ERIC Number: ED237189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
What Shall We Tell the Children? [Revised].
Parenting in a Nuclear Age, Oakland, CA.
Guidelines are offered to assist parents in helping their children deal with the information and emotions associated with the threat of nuclear war, life in the nuclear age, and the arms race. Suggestions are presented to parents to aid them in talking to their children at different developmental ages from birth to 18 years regarding their concerns and questions. Some of these suggestions are to give children a sense of security, to teach them to respect others and their environment, to discuss their questions, and to invite them to join discussion groups when they are older. Following this section are things for children to do to express their opposition to nuclear war such as writing to the president, telephoning the White House, writing to a pen pal in the Soviet Union, and helping with group projects. Parents are advised to talk to their children about the strength individuals and communities have to say "no" to war. Frequent questions that parents ask are presented, and answers are given to these questions. Several books are recommended which may be of interest to both parents and children. A brief statement on finding consolation and renewal concludes this pamphlet. (EM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Coping, Developmental Stages, Fear, Guidelines, Nuclear Warfare, Pamphlets, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Social Action
Parenting in the Nuclear Age, c/o BANANAS, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 ($1.50 ea., 50 or more $0.75 ea., plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parenting in a Nuclear Age, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers: PF Project