Sometimes I feel like I don’t talk to my kids enough about any number of topics – death, ancestors, religion, racism, world politics, etc. So much of it is that I was never on the receiving end of such conversations.
Yes, I am saying “I didn’t have it, I turned out fine and my kids will be fine too.” But hear me out.
Even though I never had direct conversations with my parents about these topics, my family’s values, the way we talked about other things and our culture and language created a baseline for how I think and how I view the world. Then, when encountering these topics, I have been able to formulate my own opinions and thoughts on what they are.
I will never be able to address all of the important topics under the sun with my kids. However, I have confidence that I am laying a foundation to impact their worldview, how they think and their values so that they can create their own opinions.
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