Humankind: Protecting Childhood
Lesley University education professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige, EdD, helps parents think through ways to safeguard their children from the harsh influences of our society. Based on her provocative book, “Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-Filled World,” Nancy discusses the importance for children of creative play, ample downtime and limited exposure to mass media. She explains why children can be overwhelmed and frightened by media imagery. Also considered are parental strategies that emphasize building a child’s understanding rather than punishing children for misbehavior.