Neighborhood Kids Share Their Emotions Of The Paris Attacks On Paper
The French Ministry of Education has sent outlines to the local educators on how to go about discussing what took place in Paris on November 13th. However, it looks like student’s parents were 1 step ahead of them. They have taken matters into their own hands when one mom, Kaoru Watanabe, invited all the children from the neighborhood to draw their emotions about what had happened in the attacks.
Among the images that the school children made were broken hearts and gravestones – symbolizing the pain and the hurt that had echoed throughout the country. Hope, peace, and love were also emotions embedded within the drawing, represented by suns, whole red hearts, and a Peace for Paris drawing. This amazing outlet allowed the children to express the impossible. We urge that you have a talk with your children about what is going on in the world. Events are stacking up one by one, and we are waiting for our Savior to come take us to a better place. It is never too late to teach your children about God’s promises!
“I was with my two girls at a friend’s house when we heard the news. That night, there were families from the building outside with their kids. They didn’t see anything, but they heard what was happening. They had to walk back to their homes from across the neighborhood.” – Watanabe, who lives on Rue de Charonne
“The children in the building are really close-knit, and I felt that they couldn’t express everything they felt, they were stressed. For instance, my 4-year-old daughter doesn’t want us to watch TV anymore.”
Article: Huffington Post