It has been a rough year, folks. Parents out there are likely all feeling the same way – we spend our days sheltering our children from the ugly truth about our society, our country and our world. We are constantly feeling the pressure of how much to allow our children in when it comes to current events:
- What should they know?
- At what age are they old enough to understand what’s going on?
- Are we sheltering them too much or not enough?
- How do we broach the tough subjects of war, violence, immigration or mass murders?
- Do we explain racism, injustice and why people protest?
It seems that all the more frequently we are having to ask ourselves these questions as parents and making tough decisions. No matter where we turn there is something happening somewhere that seriously begs the notion of World Peace ever being a possibility. From airports to sports stadiums, these seemingly “adult” issues are literally becoming the face of our country each and every day.