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06/25/2012

Telling your kids about 9/11 attacks

How do you explain 9/11 to your kids who didn’t live through it?  Many schools are taking field trips to the 9/11 Memorial and a lot of those children weren’t old enough to remember the attacks.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.

 

Comments

Judy N

Chief Justice Roberts has shown that he understands his job, theConstitution, and that the Court cannot be ruled by Political leanings.. Thank You Justice Roberts!

Judy N

Chief Justice Roberts has shown that he understands his job, theConstitution, and that the Court cannot be ruled by Political leanings.. Thank You Justice Roberts!

Sid Shah

These kids should clean parks all over the city for the entire summer. Kids nowadays have no respect whatsoever!!

Sharon King

Those kids should have bee required to do some research about 9/11 before the trip. As a punishment, they should be made to do some research with a 9/11 family and some commuunity service hours either at the WTC site or with first responders in their own communities.

Iouisa Antoine

Parent have to teach their kids about 911 may be some of them never knew what happen because they was young so is the parent fault. but at the same time they should know better, they need some punishment

jj

not to go to a feild trip to a memorial.

Kathy Acs

Let survivors tell them of their experiences and what it was like that day. Show them the different documentaries like the one made by the two brothers. Show them the articles left behind like the destroyed vehicles and personal items that were found. Even though these children were not alive on that dreadful day, to listen to someone who was will teach them more then a book ever will.

Rosemary Kazanjian

There are pictorial books out, especially at ground zeros gift shop. There are also huge pictures at the store and I would go thru some of the books with them and tell them that it could have been a member of their family that perrished that day. The children who threw garbage should have to do community work for at least 3 days out of the week for the entire summer.. It was a disgrace and it showed others outside of this great country how our children can be so disrespectful. It's embarrassing for all of us even though they are not related to us. They are everyones children.

mary

I explain to them that it is a sad day in history like wars and other tragedies.

su3385

Exactly the same way WWII, Pearl Harbor, the Koren War, and the Vietnam War were explained to us. If they weren't here for it, then it's just history to them.

Mary

We lost a family member that day in addition to my husband worked on Church Street and was missing for 6 hours - I would rather tell my children about what happened then to have their teacher "teach" them about it. We have talked to them about the day, what their father experienced, what I experienced. We have taken them down to the Memorial to see their cousin's name. We are also careful not to overload them on the details that they don't need to see or hear. It is very personal for us and we would rather be their teacher for this event in history.

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