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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, they need to understand. -- Votes: 4
    • No, they are too young. -- Votes: 29
    • Other . . . (explain please) -- Votes: 4
Akeema 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Altus AFB (AFB), Oklahoma 6203 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" Totally, I want her to not be scared of the world yet, shes safe here with me most of the time! I want her to be happy and not worry about stuff for as long as possible!"


Exactly, when I was a child I didn't have that luxury. My innocence was taken when I was 6 years old. I never want that to happen to my child. I want them to live as happy and carefree and child like until they can't any more until then I will protect them. That is my job as his mother.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Akeema:" Exactly, when I was a child I didn't have that luxury. My innocence was taken when I was 6 years old. ... [snip!] ... as happy and carefree and child like until they can't any more until then I will protect them. That is my job as his mother."


exactly! no need to worry a 3 year old, I dont want her to have anxiety!

Akeema 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Altus AFB (AFB), Oklahoma 6203 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" exactly! no need to worry a 3 year old, I dont want her to have anxiety!"


Yup

Lindsay*J 2 kids; Saskatchewan 6711 posts
17th Apr '13

My kids are 9 and 5 (almost). If they brought it up I'd talk to them about it but I wouldn't volunteer the information.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" I have two very curious kids, most kids are. Our eight month old is currently experimenting away with ... [snip!] ... parents we should answer questions honestly. I just believe we should answer those questions with age appropriate answers too. "</blockquote>




My first post stated in terms they understand. I wouldn't put fear into my child that isn't the parent Iam I just feel if they ask their questions should be answered.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Akeema:" So I was just thinking about this, I haven't talked to my 4 year old about what happened in Boston. I ... [snip!] ... about what happened in Boston or did you hide it from them? How old are your children, and how did you tell them if you did?"


No, they are only 5, 3 and under 1. They won't understand at this point so I didn't want to stir up any fear.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
17th Apr '13

my 9 year old daughter knows whats going on. its not something that can be hidden with all the kids at school talking and the possibility of teachers talking about it. but I did not talk about it with my 4 and 6 year olds and definitely not my 2 year old. (my 6 year old may have picked up on it some though)

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3727 posts
17th Apr '13

We talked to her about the sandy hook shootings (she's 5) she seemed to understand that a mean person came in and shot people with a gun (we teach her gun safety, she hasn't actually touched one or anything) and that little kids like her died. She knew it was sad. She also knew that was the reason they were doing extra drills at her school. This time we haven't talked about it. She's seen a bit of the news coverage but has not payed much attention and hasn't asked about it.