Public Viewpoint: How Do You Explain War To Children?

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 6 a.m.

When my son was 6 years old, he asked me what war was. How do you explain killing, oil, terrorism and territory when you can’t understand it yourself? Nothing oftered as justification and reasoning for the events happening can help a parent explain war to his or her child.

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