Like most parents I try and limit the exposure my kids have to violence on television and other media forms. Of course they don’t live in a bubble, but I don’t think they need to see all the graphic images that we are exposed to during the evening news programs.
With Anzac Day celebrations this week, it seemed like the right time to have the first discussions about war. Of course my five year old bought home some lovely craft and attended the schools ANZAC Day assembly. So he had lots of questions - some really big ones.
“Why do countries go to war? What are they fighting about? Do they kill each other with guns? Are they dead forever?” As most of us do, I tried to keep things pretty simple in my explanations. . .