Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a series of deeply troubling incidents of racism, hatred, and violence that have created an environment of hostility and fear.
Our country, our communities, and our children are hurting.
The pain of this moment is a call to all of us to stand up and to speak out against inequality and intolerance and to treat everyone with care and respect.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, our core commitment has always been to care … for patients, families, and each other
In these extraordinary times, it is more important than ever that we not only continue to care, but that we strengthen and extend that commitment to ensure that all people feel welcome, cared for, and respected.
It is also important that we safeguard the health and well-being of our children, including their emotional health and well-being. The news is full of information and images these days that children find disturbing and confusing. We owe it to our children to talk with them, answer their questions, and allay their fears.
Discoveries contains a wide range of information, including parenting tips, which may help guide those conversations.
We can reassure our children — and help give them a better future — one conversation at a time.
Sandra L. Fenwick
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin B. Churchwell, MD
President and Chief Operating Officer
Read more on racism from Boston Children’s.
Related Posts :
Why parents really need to talk to their children about the news
These are strange, anxiety-provoking times. That’s true no matter where one lives or where one sits on the political ...
Bringing equity to genomic sequencing in newborns: BabySeq 2.0
Today, nearly 900 disorders caused by a single gene are known to be treatable. Yet the recommended “heel stick” testing for ...
Advancing mother-child health globally: Grace Chan MD, MPH, PhD
First in an ongoing series profiling researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. Globally, five million children die annually before the age ...
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of hope
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for many things: justice, non-violence, hope. Even in the face of violent resistance, ...