today live in a violent world.
Violence is on TV, in the movies, and in the
news; itís also in our neighborhoods, schools and
it is impossible to completely shield children from
violence, there are many positive things parents and
other caring adults can do to help children deal with
the effects of violence on their lives.
this warmly written and reassuringly illustrated
story, Daniel learns that Mr. James, his favorite
neighborhood shopkeeper, has been robbed.
Daniel is upset and frightened by the news. He worries: Why did the robber steal from Mr. James?
What if the police donít catch the man and he
hurts my family? Then
Danielís parents and teacher encourage him to talk
about his fears and questions.
After a while, he finds a special way to help Mr.
James, and that makes Daniel feel better and less
Cohn offers practical advice adults can use to help
children cope with violence in the world around them,
including specific things children can do to make
themselves feel safe and how to help children develop
feelings of compassion. Danielís story shows children that, while bad things may
happen, thereís a lot they can do to comfort
themselves and others.
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