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How do you talk to your kids about the end of the world?

Anonymous
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How did you explain the world ending to your children? 

My kids are 3 and 5 and I tried explaining that they needed to pray extra hard tonight because the world might be ending tomorrow. They started asking a lot of questions like, what will happen and if they will die and I told them I didn't know how it would end exactly, but everyone would probably die. my oldest DD started crying saying she didn't want to die, my youngest DS asked if LuLu(his pet kitty) would die too and I said yes and he started crying too. I told them that they shouldn't be sad, because the good souls will go to heaven but they didn't seem comforted by that. 

How should one go explaining this kind of thing to their kids, anyway? I just said we have to have a prayer circle and read the bible tonight and whatever part of tomorrow is left.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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So.Ill.Mama
by Gold Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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I don't because it isn't.
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atyou
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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Well first of all, you forgot visual images.

How can these kids really grasp the horror with out visual aid?

Parenting fail right there.
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DamiensMommy1
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM
oh wow...
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VirgoMom07
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM
I didn't because it's ridiculous to make him worry about it. It's not ending.
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frankiesma530
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I'm not going to because I don't believe in it happening tomorrow.

ashleywright88
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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LOL! 

You have to be a troll, this cannot be serious.

Dinimon
by NoName on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM
I don't.
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romalove
by SakePrincess on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM
Sick
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The world isn't ending tomorrow. Don't be stupid and terrify those poor kids. Besides - it's already "tomorrow" in other countries; Japan and Australia for example and guess what? They are still here >.>

ashleywright88
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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Yes! Have them draw pictures of people burning or maybe pictures of the world exploding!!! Visual aids are always needed with little ones. ;) 


Your comment seriously made me laugh, thank you, I truly needed it after today. :)

Quoting atyou:

Well first of all, you forgot visual images.

How can these kids really grasp the horror with out visual aid?

Parenting fail right there.


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