How to Approach 9/11 With Your Child
On September 11, many gather in a moment of silence to pay tribute to those fallen on that tragic day thirteen years ago. Amidst the sorrow and pain, there was also hope found in the many who took the initiative to help or join the military efforts in Afghanistan. As the years pass, those moments are still a somber memory for many, but how do we go about expressing this time in history for to our children?
If you are like most parents, you may ponder this for quite some time. To handle this in a delicate fashion is extremely important, after all we still want our children to feel safe and secure. Yet, it is also so important that they grasp the impact this incident had on the lives of many. Dependent upon their age and maturity, you may decide to use certain words or phrases that they can grasp on their level. Click here to gather some other helpful tips.
As we go about our routines, remember to set aside some time with your families to talk and reflect on our nation's history and the steps we have taken to ensure our freedom. This can be a powerful moment in the lives of your children, and can be a reminder of the precious gift of life we have been given. 9/11=Never Forget.