The holidays will look a little bit different this year, but how do you explain it to the kids? A new book, "Santa In a Snow Globe," helps start the conversation.
Author, A.H. Edelman, joined the Fox 17 Morning Mix via Zoom to explain the thought process behind the children's book, and how it makes a great tool for parents.
Edelman says kids already know that something is up because of the disruptions in their lives. "Santa in a Snow Globe" helps to provide a starting point for parents and caregivers to further explain those disruptions, lightened by the magic and possibilities inherent in the holiday season.
"Santa will still come this year, but I feel it’s important to remind kids and parents that it’s not just about stuff,' Edelman said, "especially in a year when many people have lost their jobs."
"As a parent, I think it’s important to talk honestly to our kids. We do them no favors by painting an overly rosy picture of the world, especially these days-- climate change, BLM protests, and species disappearing are all mentioned."
Edelman says one of the most important lines in the book is “'The one thing that’s constant is change,' he declared. 'And sometimes that’s frightening, but there’s no need to be scared.'”
“Kindness, above all else, is what our planet needs."