i have a 5 year old and a 7 year old and i was wondering how others deal with telling their children news about what is going on with the world. As we now live in a tech savvy environment it is very hard to stop them from finding out about the plane crashes etc.
Do you tell them the truth about what is going on or change the situation to protect them
Does your children find this information on television? if so do i stop them from watching television?
Would you rather protect you child from such horrific events?
Should i protect my children from these events?
Any feedback.I am in a terrible situation about my 5 year old asking about the planes and what happened?
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01-08-2014 12:24 #1Junior Member
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Protecting my child from bad news
01-08-2014 12:26 #2Senior Member
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I don't watch the news. They watch ABC2 and ABC3 so no news commercials come on. My kids don't know a plane was shot out of the sky.
I used to watch the news, but I just don't think kids need to be worrying about that kind of stuff at such young ages. Each to their own though
01-08-2014 12:41 #3
My son is 5 and he is a sensitive boy with an incredible memory for details and facts. I try to shield him from most of it, as he gets genuinely hurt by some things he hears. Maybe if he had a different personality my approach would be different.
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