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What to Say About Things Like This

By evidentlyblog, published on Dec 14, 2012

One of the biggest challenges as a parent is to have to explain this chaotic world to an unspoiled mind. To find a way to put words to things that defy reason but are important to understand. My daughter is too young to know about what happened today in Connecticut but this is the world she inhabits and the world she will need to be able to navigate. I think about what I would say to her if she were a few years older.

Any normal human would feel empathy for the victims' families and as a fellow parent even more so. But to have an intimate understanding of how piercing the loss those... (more)

Tags: parenting, compassion, sadness, fury, connecticut shooting, explaining to kids

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