My daughter was watching Flight 93 with her brother. She keeps asking me if this really happened and why did it happen. I don't know if I should tell her about it yet. I don't want her to feel scared and worry. I use to have nightmares about 9/11 when I was younger around the time every year to this day I still have them. I don't want her to do the same. I was only 8 when 9-11 happened I don't remember it. I don't even remember where I was or what I was doing. I hear so many different stories of it it's so confusing to me. I was worried I'll have to explain it to my own kids one day. I don't remember much I don't know what to tell her. The only thing I could think of to tell her is that planes crashed killing thousands of people and even children. How do I tell this to her or should I even tell her yet? She's only 3.
Most Helpful Guy
Too young at 3 - Skirt around it and tell her later when she can process it better - A child would get nightmares about that and worry about parents going to work etc.0
Most Helpful Girl
Be honest with her. She won't get as much nightmares that doesn't concern her in that way. Only when its personal can it become nightmares. If she can handle a movie like that, she should be okay. I watched movies with my parents young as well. I don't encourage it. But she sounds far more mature for a 3 year old. Just tell her to the best of your ability that she can understand. And if you don't know how to answer some questions, just tell her that you don't know, honestly. Because if you lie to her, she will remember that and may grow to distrust you as she gets older. Just do your best and she will understand and will love you more for trusting her as a 3 years with that information. It will also teach her to respect and trust you more as she grow up.0