Ever hear your kid say,”Mom, that’s not fair!?” Well, MAMAs know “LIFE ISN’T FAIR” and we’re getting bombarded by this message daily in the news – our kids are confused and questionning so much of what they see in the world that doesn’t seem fair. We need to know how to explain it to them and we need help! Today on O-MAMA Mondays on Blogtalk radio at noon PST, we will be talking about Justice…the execution of Troy Davis, possible Government shutdown over federai aid, hikers being released from Iranian jail, women having right to vote/run for office in Saudi Arabia, Palestinians applying for statehood, another teen suicide and controversy over Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars. We’re kitchen sinking!!!
MAMAs always say how important it is to ”play fair.” We tell our kids that in the end, justice will prevail. If they play by the rules, and do what’s right justice will be served. But, things happen in the real world that are “unjust”- the good guy doesn’t always win. Our news roundup today gives us plenty of fodder to discuss the notions of justice and fairness. We want things to be fair and want our kids to feel like the world is a fair place. But, the reality is, things are not always black and white – and we have to help them navigate the grey. So, MAMAs let’s figure out the lessons for our KID-Os in the news this week.