posted on Apr, 8 2003 @ 03:58 PM
I have been wondering how our children are viewing this war in Iraq. I dont have any children myself, but I have been curious if kids are paying
attention to all of the media coverage of the war and if so, what are their thoughts and opinions.
Do any of you have children, and if so do they seem interested in whats going on in Iraq? Do you permit them to watch? Even if you dont have kids, if
you did, would you permit them to watch everything unfolding on TV? If I had kids, I think I would probably let them watch if they were interested,
but I would make sure I was there to watch it with them so (1) if there was something I didn't want them to see then I could change the channel and
(2) if they had any questions hopefully I could try to make sense of what they are seeing because we all know we cant believe everything that we hear.
I think it could be alot to handle for a child, they must wonder why we are there dropping bombs and fighting, and even if you tried to explain, do
you think they would understand? I guess alot depends on their age how well they comprehend what is going on and why we are over there. I was born in
1970 so I was obviously too young to remember Vietnam and was old enough when we had the last Gulf war so I never really experienced war as a child.