ASHLAND, Ore. – Talking to your kids about coronavirus is one thing, but an Ashland doctor says it’s also important to talk to your kids about police and race relations.
Dr. Douglas Col, is a psychologist he says it’s important to talk about race and inequality, even with your young kids. He says many black families speak to their kids about how to act around police. Therefore, Dr. Col says it’s okay and important to educate your kids on these current events.
“Get to know your child and spoon feed them. This mom took these kids to the demonstration and different kids asked different questions,” said Dr. Col.
While every child is different, Dr. Col says it’s important to explain and give your kids answers if they come to you with tough questions about what’s going on.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
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