Identifying what in the news should be talked about and why
This page consists of carefully selected news articles, hand-picked for relevancy to families. Some relate to issues that directly affect children, teens, parents and households, while others reflect topics that we believe to be important subjects for discussion. We believe that being aware of the world around us is an important practice and that following and comprehending current events is a valuable skill. We further encourage that parents and children share in this activity together. Some topics may be difficult for younger people to comprehend or stomach on their own, without parental guidance. All of them seed valuable potential conversations as families share their opinions and explore issues together.
We provide a link to an outside source with great content and a brief summary that may touch on the highlights of the article, a potential message and/or questions for discussion. We will try our best not to tell you what to think, and instead point you to a source and prompt you to form your own opinions and conduct your own discussion.
If there is a piece in the news you would believe to be important and would like us to feature please share with us via Publisher@InspireConversation.
- 8,000 Lights Recreate Berlin Wall for Memorial [NBC News] – This past week, the 25th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall was commemorated by an art installation retracing the path of the bygone construction with lighted balloons. This powerful visual provides an important time and means to reflect on a dark period in our history and to share more with our children.