I won't be discussing such things with my ds who is nearly 5yrs because it's not stuff he needs to know about. And I would actually be annoyed if such a matter was brought up at a school assembly.
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17-12-2012 13:42 #31
18-12-2012 10:53 #32
What...or ever ARE...you telling your kids?
Did they mention it at school OP? I haven't told my kids and won't. DD1 is the same age as lot of those kids and it would do nothing but make her more scared and cautious. She is already a very safety conscious kid and worries about things going wrong. I cry every time I see the photos but she wasn't around.
18-12-2012 11:09 #33-
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I called the school and was assured no, he wouldn't talk about it. But just to be on the safe side, I went to the assembly too. He did the usual stuff and then there's a bit where he gets the school to pray (its a Catholic school and they usually pray for 'something' IYKWIM) and he said "Today we're going to pray for children and their families."
Which I quite liked TBH because not a single child knew what he meant. They thought we were praying for children in general but the teachers and parents did.
18-12-2012 11:40 #34Senior Member
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PS: I dont recall why it was a week before my children went to school - perhaps it was hollidays, perhaps they were sick, I do not recall.
18-12-2012 12:54 #35
18-12-2012 13:20 #36Senior Member
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I wouldn't actually sit down and bring this up with my 5 year old, but we also dont go as far as turning off the tv or radio so he's not exposed at all. My husband and I have also discussed it with each other while he's been in the room.
If he asked we'd answer honestly, but not graphically. We also approach things like death or situations where he sees and enquires about human tragedy in the same way (eg homeless people, a car accident on the way home etc).
18-12-2012 13:30 #37
We wont be telling the children I totally agree they will gain nothing but fear from it. With DS1 going to pre primary and DS2 going to kindy next year the last thing I want to do is to fill them with fear over it
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