The previous post talked about introducing your kids to scary topics, and helping them build resilience. This post will talk more about building compassion in the face of suffering and injustice. While I grew up with a lot of childhood fear—and I think, did a pretty good job of battling against it—I’ve always had aContinue reading “Scariness and Suffering pt 2”
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Scariness and Suffering: Should I take my 5 year old to an anti-sex-trafficking event?
Actually, this post is not going to outright answer whether you should take your five year old to an anti-sex-trafficking rally, but it is going to try and look at the underlying assumption: how sheltered should I keep my children? Should I be telling them about the harsh realities of life- slavery, racism, crime, war,Continue reading “Scariness and Suffering: Should I take my 5 year old to an anti-sex-trafficking event?”
I love gifts. I love that flutter of excitement right before I open a gift and discover what it is. Even more, I love that flutter of excitement right before someone opens a gift that I have thoughtfully picked out for them. When you give someone a gift, you’re exposing a little bit of yourself–whatContinue reading “Giving”