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Many kids look up to athletes, celebrities and other public figures as their role models. They want to be just like that star – not only do they watch them on the field or red carpet, but they also keep up with them in the news. But what happens when their favorite role model is in the news for poor behavior and illegal activities? How do you talk to your kids about this?
Dr. Brenda Hernandez, Clinical Psychologist at NorthShore, helps parents have a better understanding on how to approach this difficult subject:
Let your kids know that they can talk to you about anything, no matter how sensitive the topic is. This conversation can be used to strengthen the bond between you and your kids and may open the communication line a little more.