RYE, N.Y. -- "How to Help Our Kids Navigate an Uncertain World" was the focus on this year’s presentation at the Rye Youth Council Spring Benefit Luncheon at Shenorock Shore Club on Thursday.
Lee Woodruff, a bestselling author and Rye resident, shared her thoughts on how to support children during difficult times and help them develop grit and resilience.
Woodruff's husband Bob, anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, suffering a traumatic brain injury. The mother of four was left trying to hold the family together as they embarked on a long and arduous journey toward healing and recovery.
"Rye has had a number of tragedies lately with our kids and our youth so I want to address what it feels like for the family perspective and just my thoughts of going through our experiences when Bob was injured," Woodruff said. "We need to remove the shame in more affluent communities like Rye, our kids feel pressure through social media the need to be perfect."
Rye Youth Council is a grassroots, community nonprofit organization that has been part of Rye for over 50 years. Their mission is to advocate for the children, teens and families in the community. For more information, visit their website at ryeyouthcouncil.org .