With the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and all of the general “America, eff yeah” ballyhoo that’s going on, now’s a great time to father-up and talk to your kids about world events. It’s been a rough year for international politics, and chances are your kid’s got more questions than you can answer. The one thing you’ve got to consider, however, is the age old saying – if you don’t talk to your kids, somebody else will.
As a father, your kid (hopefully) looks up to you with unwavering trust and the kind of respectful awe that’s usually reserved for superheroes. Whether or not you’ve got all the answers, you’ve got a responsibility to talk to your kids about the world. I can’t tell you what you need to tell your kids about the international this-n-that of the world – but if you yourself are confused, or are politically middle-of-the-road like I am, you’re going to want to teach your kid that he doesn’t need to have an opinion on things, and more importantly, that as always, haters gonna hate.
SPOILER ALERT, 8BitDad doesn’t have the answers either.
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