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What do pelicans have to do with parenting? Nothing except when oil-soaked pelicans look miserable or dead and parents must try to explain WHY?
Children see images (usually graphic because graphic means increased ratings) on TV screens and all those other screens where we get information about the world. Most days the world isn’t very pretty. Seeing the poor pelicans made me cry. Sensitive, animal-loving kids get upset too and ask us: What will happen to the pelicans? Why is this happening? Why can’t we DO something?
To fully answer your children’s questions you would need to be well-versed in biology, ecology, environmental issues, corporate responsibility, energy, unemployment, our culture of cars, non-renewable natural resources like petroleum, and politics (both sides of the aisle).
But kids don’t need scholarly answers. They need to validate their own feelings by learning how their parents feel and think about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.
If my children asked the above questions, this is how I would respond:
Be sure to let the kids talk and argue their points even if you disagree. There are no wrong answers in a discussion.
So parents deal with oil-coated penguins and other hard-to-watch events in our lives by doing the following: 1) EMPATHIZE with how the kids feel. 2) EDUCATE them on the issues. 3) EMPOWER them.
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