Hey! Do you want to explain the aftermath of Iran General Qassem Soleimani’s death with young children? Good news – Time magazine is here to help.
The Tweet pictured above from Tuesday says it all. Time provides a guide for you explaining the topic.
"We realize this is a difficult topic to explain to kids. TIME for Kids is here to help. The guide below offers talking points for how to answer questions about this tough topic," Oh, boy.
According to Time’s article, How to Talk Your Kids About the Situation With Iran:
President Donald Trump has called Soleimani a terrorist. Trump says Soleimani ordered attacks on American military and diplomats and was planning attacks against Americans in the Middle East. For this reason, Trump ordered the U.S. military to kill Soleimani. The drone attack took place at an airport in Baghdad, in Iraq. An Iraqi leader was also killed.
I see. Soleimani is only considered a terrorist by Trump. Interesting perspective.
Psychologist Paul Coleman, author of Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces, spoke to TIME’s Belinda Luscombe. He suggests following these SAFE steps:
Search for hidden questions or fears. Ask what else is on their mind about what happened, what their friends say about it, and what their biggest worry is right now.
Act. Keep routines going—homework, bedtime rituals, and so on—because they’re reassuring and distracting. 'It is a good time to have them do kind things for others,' says Coleman.
Just when we all thought the routines of homework and bedtime would come to an end for U.S. children with the death of a terrorist, Time is here to reassure us that now it's a good idea to keep these things going.
Thank goodness Time can offer us their sage wisdom on these matters.
I for one eagerly await their article offering advice to liberal lawmakers on “How not to laugh when discussing American deaths caused by terrorists.”