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September 28th, 2012, 06:37 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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How do you get the news? Internet? Local/national TV? Print?

Do you allow/make your kids keep up with the news (or will you if they're too young right now)?
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September 29th, 2012, 10:46 AM
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I get it mainly from the internet, but I watch TV news and read the paper sometimes.

Ds(11) and I watch Channel One News every morning on the internet. It's a 10-minute news program for teens and it gives a nice explanation of what's going on in the world. We migrated from CNN Student News, which he didn't like as much.
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September 29th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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We only have netflix so most of my news comes from the internet. I will let Addi watch the news as she gets older though, I think it is important to keep up with the world around you.

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September 29th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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My dh watches the local news each morning to get the traffic report, so I occasionally hear a little from that. I mostly just read about national news at cnn.com.

My kids don't care about news yet, although I'll occasionally let them read something relevant that I've found on CNN.

When I was a kid, my mom insisted that I watch the news every night, and I had an 8th grade history teacher who gave weekly tests over the news, too.
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September 29th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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I would never want my kids to watch the local news...it's just full of crazy crime reports. I don't even watch it myself. I read a little online, but not much.
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September 30th, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I watch MSNBC, in the morning Up To Earley, and parts of Morning Joe. I also get a lot of my news from the internet. My husband has a blog that deals with a lot of politics, and military issues, so I'm always reading new links and blogs that deal with the news issues.

My oldest daughter watches the news with me sometimes and we talk about some of the news stories. We also read the Sunday paper (Washington Post) together after church each week as a family.

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October 2nd, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I moved in with my mom after she almost died a year ago. Since she's been back to work she watches the news in the morning before she goes. My daughter has heard so many things from this alone. I read my news on the internet and sometimes my mom will watch the news before she watches Jeopardy. My daughter gets her news that way too. She is 11 so she can handle most of what is on the news. If she has any questions, she asks me and we talk about it.
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