posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 07:23 PM
There is nothing wrong with talking to kids about what is happening in the world.
As long as you talk to kids about what the truth is, I dont see a problem with it.
If you dont tell them ,then they will hear it from other kids at school or wherever they may be and that's where the problem is.....children imitate
their parents from what they see at home and where they are brought up.......if the parents or caretakers take responsability for their childrens
up-bringing with care and truth ,then I dont see a problem of having to lie to children of what is going on in the world today!
Why shouldn't children be told the truth and with no rascist views whatsoever.....but as we all know, today the world is so full of pretentious and
mixed views of information out there ,that even our children are suffering because we choose to allow it to happen!
Be honest and up front with your child/children and teach your child to love and forgive because when they are older they will understand the things
that are sometimes very difficult to explain .........and though they may not be in agreement (depending the age of the child) they will think back to
what was said.....of-course depending on how one has gone to explaining the situation in the world....
Children of all ages should be brought up to respect their elders and to imitate them, but if a parent has brought them up with lies and untruths,
then that's where the problem begins!
One needs to know that no matter what they learn in the outside world the most important thing one remembers is how one was raised and brought up!
Though it may seem that the truth may hurt them, it cannot be more harmful then telling children lies !
Of-course,young children need not to be exposed to tv media of what is happening in the world....but if the child is old enough to understand and ask
questions, then I believe that the truth never hurts!