One of the hardest things we have to discuss with kids these days are the ones that scare us. Talking about these subjects can be uncomfortable and intimidating. If we don’t take the lead, the children will talk anyway, and they become misinformed by their peers or the media.
The Ottawa shootings are a prime example. We all need to find our own way in talking with our children about these things and CTV news offers some advice on tackling the “tough topics”: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/tips-on-how-to-talk-to-kids-about-ottawa-shootings-1.2066567