Simplifying Science

Ebola Talk

Just so it is crystal clear, I am a member of the loud chorus of detractors saying that there is too much Ebola news and not enough talk about more imminent risks like influenza. Yes we should be talking about this horrific infection, but we should be talking just as much - no, more - about other infections that cost human lives year after year after year. That said, the media doesn't necessarily agree with me, and our kids are consumers of media content. So you will need to know how to talk to your children about Ebola. Here are my two cents.

Get the Facts: Ebola

Earlier this week, my third-grade son asked for help with his homework. He held out Time for Kids (a Time magazine mini-digest of current events and interesting factoids written for a grammar school audience) and...Read More