My children found out about the Uvalde shootings at school, the day after they happened. I was with the kids this last Wednesday night, and we talked about the mass murder in Robb Elementary School. My daughter is 13, the age at which young people traditionally become aware of just how badly the grownups have mucked things up. “We’re walking out of class tomorrow to protest,” Heloise said. I gently pointed out that every authority figure in the entire L.A. school district shared her horror at what had happened, and that in this Democratic city, support for an assault weapons ban would be high. “That’s not the point, papa,” she explained; “We know that everyone’s upset. We just want to say we can’t and won’t go on like this. Something has to change.”
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Why would you encourage your kid to pay attention to this stuff? It’s much less likely to affect them than any number of more ordinary things. I told my kid that the media sells fear and upset like McDonalds sells hamburgers and to ignore it and pay attention to his own life