Serious Talks with your Kids.
I can’t *believe* I am asking this at this stage but.. I guess this is the way the world is for some kids now.
I just read an article about a 9-year old girl who committed suicide the other day in Calgary:
When do you think it’s appropriate to start having those *serious* “you can come to us” conversations about that kind of stuff specifically??
Not just who you can talk to about things but what you can talk to them about and why? I’m thinking about those specific heavy topics like running away, sexual assault, suicide, things of that nature…
My kid is almost 8 and I don’t want to crush her innocence by bringing the darkness all down at one time… but at the same time, I’m so scared something is going to happen that I’m going to miss and not be able to help until it’s too late.
*sigh*. My heart is weeping that I even have to think about this.