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I agree. Despite the nature of the accusations, this is an age-appropriate teachable moment. [nt]
people like Saville, Weinstein etc are not to be trusted just because of fame/money/popularity. In the olden days it would be called making them streetwise. I don’t think there’s any need to go into detail but there is certainly a need to explain innocent until proven guilty and why the accused is named but not the accuser but explaining the harsh reality of life to my 11 year old I think will prepare him for what is ahead.
Any younger and I think it’s fair to brush it off
Which is vague enough, but not untrue.
I understand your reticence to be too forthcoming about what the heart of the matter is and I would not go there with my boys should the question come up (after all it's under investigation, presumption of innocence, etc), but I would not want to be untruthful or tell porkies. Kids remember this and don't thank you for it.
My 10yr old son keeps asking where he is and why he hasn’t been featured in any of the videos recently.
I don’t really want to go down the whole awkward route of telling him what ‘may’ be the cause for his absence. I think he’d frankly be stunned if he knew what the rumours were about :-(
Do I just say he has an unknown injury? Anyone else been asked by an inquisitive child?