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    undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Mar-21-11 06:31 PM
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    Those who are parents... how do you talk to your children about American wars?

    I don't have children, and this seems to me like it would be one of the tough parts of raising children. :shrug:
    Another lets love the Armed forces thread.

    seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts)Mon Mar-21-11 06:37 PM
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    1. lay out the history, the reasonings on both sides and now a days my kids are not only

    reading it in magazines, but my oldest went to inform himself on both libya and japan situation over spring break, using du as one of his sources. i was surprised and thrilled to see him do that. we listen to bbc and npr on car radio.

    i give them all the facts and know that i have..... then leave it there with them
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    Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Mar-21-11 06:43 PM
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    4. While I don't recommend this ...

    ... a couple of coworkers at my last job used, and I'm not exaggerating, "You'd better start performing better in school. Your only other choices are the Army. You want to go off to Iraq or Afghanistan?"

    Maybe I completely misunderstood the delivery of the message.

    I have a 10 year old, and I'm struggling with what to say to him, and when, on the issue of war.

    I suppose I'm going to try to dispassionately lay out the facts. I'm contemplating renting "Why We Fight", but I'm not sure he'll sit still to watch the whole thing.

    At times, I have popped off with something, perhaps not expertly polished, that sounds like, "Great another unjust war. How many years is this one going to last? How long will our kids have to go over there and fight?"
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    Do these people think wars are an American invention?
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    why not just wait for the kids to ask you questions on whats going on then explain it to them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Do these people think wars are an American invention?
    Yes. And they are all started by Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Yes. And they are all started by Republicans.
    Then they'd have a hell of a time explaining WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Then they'd have a hell of a time explaining WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam...
    Not hard to explain when you blame America for everything.
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    The other day, we were in the Killeen mall and my seven-year-old daughter saw a necklace with a big peace symbol on it and asked if she could have it. I told her that it was a symbol for people who were against the military and who considered daddy a bad guy for being in the army, and that only hippies would wear it. Later, when her three-year-old sister was looking at the same necklace, she said, "Don't get that! That's for hippies!" The baby put it back with a grimace. I can't wait to teach them what hippies are. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Then they'd have a hell of a time explaining WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam...
    Don't forget the Civil War.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Don't forget the Civil War.
    no that one is easy for liberals, The war was about slavery and everyone in the south was/is a bigoted asshole and they should have had everything taken from them and given to their oppressed slaves
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    Hell, I just tell my kids that America has to kick the ass of some group of numb skulls that need their collective ass kicked.
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