I was at the World Trade Center when it fell. It’s a great way to teach history to the kids. Or politics. Or science. To tell the kids I was there, and tell them what it was like.
And after that lesson, I could teach them about resilience. Which I think is probably the most important thing in all of the world to learn in order to have a good life. I learned about resilience in my 9/11 group for post-traumatic stress.
The thing is, the day was horrifying for me. And I’ve been doing interviews about 9/11 for the last three months, and each time a TV station came, I shielded my sons from hearing the discussion.
But if I shield the kids from what’s horrible, I will shield them from what we learn from what is horrible.