The recent tragedy in Colorado plus all such things that happen regularly in the world and occasionally in our own families was the topic of this week’s #DadChat on Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT. How do we tell our kids about such evil? How do we explain death to them? When and should we protect them from “the news?” We explored this and more with special co-host, Gina Schreck. The homework for this #DadChat was the “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column, Batman Rise and the Colorado Shootings! For those who couldn’t make it or want to read all the tweets in this very fast-paced discussion, please refer to the Hashtracking #DadChat transcript – it was a very powerful evening!
#DadChat strives to be the best parent community on Twitter and I believe we’re succeeding because we are not afraid to tackle the tough subjects yet we are a wide-open forum and we do throw in the occasional joke and lighter moments.
READ Gina’s pre-chat post – Kids, the Media and Tragedy: 5 Lessons I Learned From Columbine, that is oh-so-relevant about our topic. Consider it additional homework for extra credit!
Gina Schreck is the President & Chief Hooligan at SynapseConnecting, an interactive media and technology company, where they manage the daily social activities for organizations. She is also married and the mother of four ALMOST grown children ages, 28, 26, 21, and 16. Her son, Jacob was a freshman at Columbine High School in 1999 during that school tragedy and she is going to get us discussing ways to help our kids deal with tragedy and the media coverage around it. Gina will take off her Geeky Hat and put on her mom jeans for this one (okay maybe not that last part). Connect with her on Twitter @GinaSchreck