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Why I'm not talking to my 5-year-old about Osama bin Laden

Yesterday, Doctor Roslyn Murov offered advice to parents looking to explain to their children the many emotions adults are feeling after bin Laden’s death. Today, Doctor Claire provides a different perspective.

Ever since I got up Monday morning and saw the newspaper, I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to say to my two youngest children about the death of Osama bin Laden.

The fact that someone was killed on purpose, and that so many people are celebrating it, goes against so many things we’ve been teaching them. This one is tough. It was only after many hours of thinking that I came to a decision.

We aren’t going to say anything at all. Full story »