posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 01:20 PM
I want my daughter to know from the get-go as many outcomes as I can regarding any situation. She in college, and our discussions are now centered
around date rape and someone slipping her a roofie in her drink, the consequences of doing molly, and other drugs, and drinking alcohol. Am I mean?
HECK NO. I want her to know that the real world has some really bad people in it and how to think of all outcomes of any scenario before she chooses
to participate. I feel knowing the truth the whole ugly truth is the only way to get our children to be responsible adults. that is what is wrong with
kids today, we try to shelter them from everything. Therefore we turn them into self centered brats who cannot think for themselves or know how to
make informed choices on their own because no one tells them the scary dark ugly truth.
Now, regarding writing a letter as if you were dying. I dont see anything wrong with that. It made the kids think. It made them think of what they
appreciate in this world and maybe gave them a little empathy to the souls lost that day. It may have also, just for a moment, made them realize the
world does not soley revolve around them.
We cannot protect our children from everything bad. We can arm them with information and help them through honest discussions on how to make informed