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How to talk to kids about terrorism

Talking to Kids about Terror and Anxiety

All trauma impacts children, and terrorism is a unique type of traumatic event. Like all trauma, it is sudden and unpredictable. Unlike all trauma, it is inherently violent. How do we talk to our children about terrorism?
paris attacks

As One

On Saturday night – the day after – I shepherded my wife, 2 teenaged boys and 16-year-old stepdaughter to a sub-basement living room on a quiet street plunked down in the middle of Red Hook, Brooklyn, 3,623 miles from Paris.
life after the Paris attacks

Today

Executive and teen coach Jane Mobille shares her reflections on life after the terrorist attacks on Paris in a touching poem.
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American College Search Tips for Teens in France

Do you have a teenager in France looking to apply to a North American university? Here are some expert college search tips to help you demystify the process.
Ken Carlton: Man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Insights On the Evolving Role of Men

Ever wonder what some men think about marriage, family and shopping for groceries and cooking? Meet Ken Carlton. He's INSPIRELLE's "Man in the Kitchen" sharing his personal insights and recipes in a monthly column for our section “Guy Talk”.
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American Mom in Paris: Docteur Knows Best

An American mom in Paris discovers cultural differences in dealing with French doctors when her daughter develops a middle ear infection.
digital parenting

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Children (Part 1)

The first in a three-part series in which digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov shares the real deal: how insiders on eSafety deal with their own children, the rules that they set and best practices.
Tourists, Paris Safety Tips

Security Expert’s Top 5 Paris Safety Tips for Women

Paris is one the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Yet nothing can dampen a holiday more than being pick pocketed or falling victim to a local tourist scam. INSPIRELLE has found a sharp security expert who has made it his sole mission to keep you safe in the City of Lights.
teen smoking

The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).
raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.