What Do We Tell Our Children?

Screen Shot 2014-05-25 at 8.44.47 PMSadly 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?”

Life Elsewhere

Live 9.00am EDT, Monday, May 26

WMNF 88.5fm


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One comment

  1. […] “What do I tell my children?” was the question I was asked by the host on a recent radio show about the horrific Santa Barbara shootings and murders. This was after he played the statement of one of the victim’s fathers talking through unthinkable grief, trying to make sense of a loss that will never go away and asking all of us “when will this (killing) stop?!” […]

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