SS21 having some big feelings
Sometimes it is really hard to talk to SS21. I have to remember that this "grown man" is still just a boy and I have to tailor my words for him.
With everything going on in Afghanistan, I guess he was watching the news. He is so upset! He is angry at the world watching terrorist "win". That isn't how it is supposed to be. He is talking about nuking the middle east and squashing them all. He just keeps talking about killing the Taliban.
I am trying to explain that we can't do that. There are too many innocent people, especially the women and girls. He is yelling and frustrated and I don't know how to help him feel ok about what is happening in the world. Especially when I want to yell and cry myself. Telling him that for us to be the good guys, we can't just go blow up a country that is filled with as many good people as bad, it just feels empty.
Has anyone else been talking to their teens about this? Any words of wisdom to help them feel any peace?