Season 2: Episode 4

Hope and Will: A Parenting Podcast from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Talking to Kids About the News and Current Events

When newsworthy events happen in the world, kids need help making sense of it all. While you may not have all the answers to their questions (and that’s OK!), there are guiding principles you can follow that help with any type of difficult conversation. On this episode of Hope and Will: A Parenting Podcast from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, host Lynn Smith chats with licensed mental health therapist from the Children’s Strong4Life team, Jody Baumstein, to discuss what you can do when your child is looking at you with big eyes, expecting you to answer some of life’s toughest and most complex questions.

Originally Aired: October 11, 2023

Jody Baumstein, Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Jody is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed mental health therapist who’s worked with kids, teens and adults in schools, residential and outpatient settings. She is currently developing emotional wellness content and programming for our Strong4Life team.

Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith is a veteran journalist, podcast host and mom of two boys. Her experience as the parent of a patient at Children’s inspired her to advocate for spreading awareness of childhood illnesses and injuries.