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My son loves the news

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My son insists on watching the news in the morning before he leaves home. Is this normal for a 10 year old?

A Your son may be a budding journalist. Ask him why he needs to do this and I am sure he will explain.


Children's home process too slow


QI tried to get my godson into a children's home last month and was told that the process will take time. His mother is a drug addict and I am a single mother with three children. He stays with me now, but honestly, it is a burden. Space is limited.

A I am sure his caseworker is doing the best he or she can. Meanwhile, you may be able to get some other help. Check with the PATH programme and the school guidance counsellor to see what help may be available.


Kids watch the same cartoons repeatedly


Q I notice that the TV channels replay the cartoons over and over again during the week, and my children, 5 and 8, watch the same shows repeatedly. Is this normal?

A Once a show is funny and colourful the average child will watch it over and over again. Your children seem quite normal. Encourage them to read.

- Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Email questions to editor@gleanerjm.com or send to Ask the Doc, c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always.