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  •  I asked my 13 year old about it today (8+ / 0-)

    If he'd heard anything about a shooting at a school. He immediately became very outraged that I brought it up and told me never to bring it up again. I asked if the kids at school were talking about it. He said, "No, and they shouldn't. It's totally disrespectful to talk about it."

    So we dropped it.

    I was surprised by how strong his view was on this, and also the respect issue.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:33:39 PM PST

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    •  Hun, re-engage. Please, please, please. (4+ / 0-)

      It's not disrespectful to talk about horrible things, if you talk about them respectfully. And he NEEDS  to be very clear -to get that life lesson taught - before god-forbid he's the dad telling his kids not to talk about their mother's illness/cancer/death.

      If he can't voice it with/to you, in the privacy of his own room, then grab a blank notebook and you both write out your words, like messages, or get in with a support group, or game together and chat in-game. Boys NEED to know they can talk and release their emotions and it's NOT dishonoring the dead. There is a time for all warriors to speak their pain. All.

      Dear god this is a huge red flag. Don't let another minute go by. That young man needs to know real manhood is owning truth, not locking it up in a hard shell. Please. Something in you MUST have caught this, if you were surprised and startled by his reaction.  Build the bridge now, when it's small.

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      by Cinnamon on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:05:44 PM PST

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