President Obama spoke to the nation this morning about his proposal to reduce gun violence; recommends background check for all gun purchases, assault weapons ban.
President Obama spoke to the nation this morning and presented a proposal to reduce gun violence. Click here to view video of the president's proposal, or click on the video accompanying this article. "I will put everything I've got into this and so will Joe [Biden]," Obama said in his closing remarks today. Of particular note in his proposal, Obama called for the following: Did you see the president's address this morning? Tell us what you thought in comments below. Do Obama's recommendations seem like a common sense approach to you, or are you concerned about the rights of gun owners?
The National Association of School Pyschologists that addresses how best to address high-profile acts of violence.
In the wake of Friday's tragic shooting deaths in Newtown, CT, parents all over the country will be asked some very difficult questions by their own young students. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) offers these tips in helping parents talk about such tragidies: High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears. 1. Reassure children that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very safe…