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View Poll Results: Who will NOT survive the month of April?
Rod Rosenstein 15 36.59%
Mike Pompeo 0 0%
Sarah Huckabee Sanders 2 4.88%
Kjrstyn Njielessen 9 21.95%
Wilbur Ross 1 2.44%
Kellyanne Conway 0 0%
Rudy Giuliani 3 7.32%
Jared Kushner 1 2.44%
Mick Mulvaney 5 12.20%
Write-in 5 12.20%
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Old Today, 11:09 AM   #2026
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Re: April LC Thread: Special "No Collusion" Survivor White House Edition

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Talking to kids about death must be hard. I'm not a parent, it's one of those things you don't see externally, like I will teach other people's kids about less controversial things, but you obviously don't talk about things like that.
As I said, I found the actual job of talking about it pretty easy: "Emma got very sick and we took her to the vet, but they couldn't make her feel better, and she died. Dying means that she got so sick that her body stopped working altogether and when something dies, that means they can never get better again. That means that Emma's never going to be back." What is hard is that kids express their grief in raw, pure form without any social niceties to sand the edges off. Like, her response to that explanation was "But I love Emma so much!", which is a normal, sweet, healthy response, but damn.
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Re: April LC Thread: Special "No Collusion" Survivor White House Edition

Yeah. I guess that's what I meant by hard. I would find that hard. You want to give kids hope, it's tough to confront them with the irreversible. Sounds like you did a great job, though, so that she can understand it.
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Re: April LC Thread: Special "No Collusion" Survivor White House Edition

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Yeah. I guess that's what I meant by hard. I would find that hard. You want to give kids hope, it's tough to confront them with the irreversible. Sounds like you did a great job, though, so that she can understand it.
+1. RIP Emma
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Re: April LC Thread: Special "No Collusion" Survivor White House Edition

Sorry about Emma.

It gets tricky when they make the connection that you are going to die someday, and then new layers emerge when kids at school start talking about heaven to them, if you are not going along with that. Now you have to figure out how to explain complexities of differing faith and prompt care in when they should and shouldn’t push back. That same care is not afforded the other way, the church families have no problem sending their kids out to tell the world what happens when we die. I want to be more considerate of that, but she’s got questions and it’s a lot of responsibility to put on a first grader to navigate social implications of religious discussions at recess. She’s smart enough to feel put upon to have to listen to other’s cock sure faith talk as if it’s granted. Sorry we are heathens, sweetie.

We gots more to learn than to teach in these situations, it seems.
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