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April 15, 2013 is now yet another day marking America’s violent history. So what did I tell my kids?
What did I tell my sensitive five year old son who turns away from the television if he sees a violent scene during a commercial? What did I tell my three year old who cried recently while watching a cartoon depiction of the story of the prodigal son? What did I tell the future of our country about yet another attack on our home soil?
I didn’t tell them anything.
They’ll see it eventually
My children and your children will see violence. They will hear bad words. They will hear lies and they will see pain. None of these things can be avoided as we go into the world but I’m not going to invite any of them into my home. That’s why I didn’t tell them anything. It would only brought them fear and they don’t need anymore reasons to fear.