**It should be noted I was very hesitant to post the following blog. I mostly keep this as a place to share ideas on creativity and nurturing early childhood development. But parenting is a big part of that. And in parenting we often have to rise to the challenge of disucssing difficult topics with our children. It is important we do so. I am hoping this post can be viewed as a place to think about the values and conversations your have with you own children. If you don't agree with my opinions that is 100% ok. If you feel compeled to write a comment please keep the tone and language respectful and inclusive.**
Most of the time our family dinner time conversation revolves around the typical: school, work, extracurricular activities, upcoming events. Every once in a while though something triggers conversations that as parent I relish and dread at the same time. Last night was one of those nights.