What Do We Tell Our Children?
Sadly and oh so predictably, yet another senseless attack on our right to civilization happened at Isla Vista, California, last Friday night. The televised statement from the father of Christopher Martinez the distraught parent of one of the victims is unbearable to watch, not only because of witnessing the agony this man is suffering, but also because of the unequivocal truth he speaks. Once again so many questions must be addressed. How can this happen? What should or could we have done t prevent it? The pundits and talking heads on TV will no doubt go on ad infinitum. Yet, most importantly, what do we tell our children about such a tragedy? How do we talk to the about such a wretched event? To help us, we have asked Dr. Dan Peters to join us once again at Life Elsewhere. Dr. Dan Peters is the author of “From Worrier to Worrier – A Guid To Conquering Your Fears” and also Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. We will ask Dr. Peters, “What do we tell our children about tragedy’s like this? With easy access to Youtube, kids are bombarded with images and “thoughts” like the alleged killer’s posts?” and “Are the professionals, the psychologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners now more subject to public scrutiny?”
Live 9.00am EDT, Monday, May 26
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