My daughters (ages 7 and 10, 2nd and 4th grade) came home from school yesterday and informed me that they watched a movie at school about a heavyset kid who got made fun of, and another girl who got made fun of, who eventually committed suicide. I was upset because
1) I feel they are too young to learn about suicide, and if they are gonna learn about it at all it should be from me.
2) They didn't tell me they were gonna show this movie or ask my permission to let my daughters watch it.
3) I can't help but wonder what other material they are gonna show my daughters without my knowledge or permission.
Am I over-reacting?
They also told my daughters about the shooting at Sandy Hook, which should have been left up to me. Why do they feel the need to take away the innocence of our kids by sharing with them the ugliness of the world? I know they have to learn about it eventually, but at 7? or even 10? And isn't that MY job and not their's?