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    Posted October 15, 2010 by
    santiago, Chile
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    I suspect that one of the reasons the miners did so well...


    Dawn Hueber, a child psychologist stated and I quote verbatim:


    "For the most part, it's not recommended that parents have kids watch news with them because there's so much bad news out there,"


    She also stated that:

    "The visual images are so powerful for the kids. They stick more than just hearing it."


    She was making references to the miner's incident here in Chile...


    I recommend that parents do watch the news with their children even when it is unpleasant and ... explain the events in child-like words.

    As a psychologist,  I agree that certain visual images can be powerful for kids and the amount of exposure to these events should be limited...


    Children here are involved in all aspects of life... we are a very child and family orientated society.

    Our family structure tends to be less individualistic. We operate more from a "group" point of view.

    As a matter of fact, during stressful times there is a

    strong sense of "group survival"...


    I am of the opinion, from a Chilean perspective, that the worst thing would be to exclude our children from "the bad"...

    We have been taught from a very early age to exercise perseverance while under duress...

    I suspect that was one of the reasons the miners did so well while stuck in the mine for such a long period of time...


    And thank you Dawn Hueber for sharing your thoughts... interesting :-)

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