Speaking truth to children about the Paris attacks




PARIS — “Mummy, are we at war?”

Many parents in France faced this difficult question from their children after Wednesday’s attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. And there were even more difficult questions after Friday’s siege at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris

Some parents with young children said they avoided answering the questions altogether. Meanwhile, other didn’t have a choice — like the woman whose children were locked in their synagogue all morning after a false alarm in the 19th arrondissement or Nadia Brahim who had to pick up her nephew from school because his nanny had been in a state of shock following Wednesday’s attack. Read more…

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