Talking to our children about the scary world

Tragedy, crisis, tsunami, earthquake, war.

While I’m excited to be a panelist on Momversation, this was a scary topic to start with. How do you share world events and tragedies with your kids? Or do you keep your heads buried in the sand completely?

I was talking with Mr. Lady and Redneck Mommy — both with older children — and came across as the frightened mom shielding kids from everything that might scare them. Am I the only one?

Do you shield your kids from tragedies? How honest are you about some of the terrible things that happen in life?

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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