Did You Talk To Your Kids About Newtown? [POLL]
It hit me right around the time my kids were boarding their bus to be brought to school for the first time since Friday’s horrific Newtown massacre. Did I make a mistake by not talking to my 5 and 7 year old kids about the shooting? My wife and I had spent most of the weekend methodically dodging tv news reports and shielding our children from the unspeakable horrors that took place in that sleepy Connecticut town.
I knew the pain that I was feeling, the fear chilling my veins as we learned more and more about the shootings and the shooter over the weekend. I guess I just wanted to protect my children’s innocence if I could. As they headed to school, however, I worried that they may find out anyway. I worried that the school may talk about it…or worse…that other kids on the bus might be talking about it. I had regrets that maybe I failed them by not preparing them for that. What are your thoughts?