“Discussing Suicide” – Not Your Fathers Show Ep. 9
The suicide rate raises every year. “Thirteen Reasons Why”, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Robin Williams… Children hear about more often than ever. Robert and I discuss ways to discuss suicide with your kids. Informing them, getting information from them, Listening to what your kids see, hear, and experience… Ways to communicate with your kids about a serious subject.
We recorded this just after the Parkland shooting. We wanted to wait before we put it up, just because. However, the sad truth in this country is that school shootings happen far too often. Add the handful of shootings that have been prevented in the last few weeks…. This is an epidemic that we can’t, yet still, ignore.
Robert and I didn’t want to discuss politics here. We wanted to focus on the sad truth that we are forced to live in a world where we send our kids to school a little more afraid every day. Depression, teaching your kids to be aware of the people around them, Bullying….. these are all daily realities for all of us.
This one is inspired by my daughter who was overly excited about the “C” she got on an English test. It’s dedicated to the “Trophy Generation”. Robert and I discuss achievements, coming in second, rewards, failure, hard work, accomplishments… and why none of those are bad words.
We also learn I really need to learn how to pronounce “Millennial Generation” and I need to by a pop filter.