2 years ago
Last edited at 8:58PM on 9/11/2011
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.
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
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."
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.