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Old 03.03.2010, 12:24
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Re: KIDS-when is it ok for them to know 'grown up' things?

If he's asking then tell him the truth imo. Although war to a child can be quite fun ie. playing 'war' in the playground at school etc, if they want to really know what it was like they should be told.

I remember not knowing much about WW2 to the point where I used to draw a swastika on my hand cos i thought it looked cool. When my mum saw it she told me it was a bad thing but didn't go into the details why.
She probably should have told me but I guess wanted to keep the real horrors out of my kid mind. It wasn't until years later that I learnt all about it.

So in short. They'll learn about it at school anyway, but if they want to know before that then that can only be a good thing (for something as important as the history of WW2 anyway)
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