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How do you explain 9/11 to a 6 year old?

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just tell him or her that 9/11 was a very sad day. Brave people lost their lives, and we should respect them for having courage. Some stupid, silly people were flying a plane they weren't allowed to. The buildings fell. Things are better now, and that's why it's important to be smart and sensible.

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:,) well said
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Thanx :)
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Nice answer @momo004 !
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Good answer!
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thanx guys :)
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Tell him he will learn about it in school and don't scare him about terroists!..

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You dont you wait till later in life

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It's better that the child finds from someone he loves instead of the media or his school.
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Dang there 6 tell them later.
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Tell him/her that on September 11th a very sad event happened but because of it, the us became a better country and if he/she is scared or worried tell them that everything is ok now because our security has greatly improved

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I found a very good website and a few others that have good info about just this subject:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/agebyage_3.html

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You should tell him what you know, but try to base the ending as a happy one, and whatever you do, don't tell him about the people that died innocently

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The bad people hurt our country

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Bad people were in a plane that weren't meant for them and they crashed into some buildings and a lot of people got hurt/:

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You dont!!!!

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You don't.

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Dont

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Try to do it in such a way that he doesn't become a racist.

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To young.. Wait a few years

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I would do it thus:
"Some Bad people did some Bad things, and a whole lot of people (far, far away) got killed, which made many,many people sad and scared. Which is Why it's so important not to be bad."

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Hb: on this day many brave people died thanks to these heartless people they were driving a plane they were supposed to tho and everythings goin to be ohk because the bad guys died or are in jail

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Don't try to glorify 9/11 or make it sound fine when it really wasn't fine at all. He deserves to know that that day was scary. I was about your child's age when it happened. They actually turned the live coverage of it on in my 2nd grade classroom so I saw the 2nd tower being hit. I believe my mom told me when I got home was that some bad people had attacked us and that there was no logical explanation for it except that they did it out of hate. She spun it by saying that the only way we could overcome hate was with love and then we prayed for the people and families affected.

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Tell him a really mean man made a big mess in a place and destroyed everthing in that place. It made everyone mad because what the man did was wrong. Hope i helped

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You don't you tell him I'll tell you when you get older

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You don't

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You dont

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