Tips from Dr. Jennifer Weberman, Commentary by Bruce
The Boston Explosion aka The Boston Bombings have had a large impact on all of us. Such a senseless act of terror often raises difficult questions for parents and children. How can such evil exist? Where does it come from? Are we safe? What’s next? The list of questions is endless and for many of them, there is no simple answer, anymore than there is a simple answer to questions of faith. However, as parents, we must be able to comfort our children in these times of unfathomable suffering and unthinkable acts of evil.
I am writing this on the morning after the Boston bombings, so much will be uncovered in the days between this writing and publication. But, this column is not about the who and why of the Boston bombings. It’s about the role Social Media plays in our lives today and how empathy and grief come to bear during these events. It’s also about why we must teach our children well to care about others and reach out in tough times to those in need.
Note: Please listen to or download our special radio show, The Boston Bombings and Our Kids, in which Dr. Weberman offers excellent tips for parents about how to handle such an issue with our kids, and we hear from Pastor Drew Sams with a spiritual viewpoint, and Cheryly LeBon giving a political perspective.
There’s always time for humor and life must go on when these tragedies occur, but Because I Said So is pausing to care for Boston. Dad and Son share some time together as these tragic events surrounding the Boston Bombings, the Boston Explosion, unfold.
Pray for Boston. Our original topic has taken an instant backseat to the news. What happened in Boston – the Boston Bombings, The Boston Explosion, happened to ALL of us. Talking about this among ourselves and most importantly how to talk to our children is of utmost importance and immediacy. Join us this Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. with @CarrieWilkerson
, returning again as our co-host as we discuss this important topic — for ourselves and for our children.