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How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the War?

Greater Annapolis Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families with weekly topics.

Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Greater Annapolis. Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.

Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.

Moms Talk also will be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic.

With Memorial Day still fresh in everyone minds, this week's question deals with how to—or how much—to discuss with our children about the war. A patriotic talk can be relatively easy, but what about when the questions grow more serious than that?

This week's question is twofold: How should we tell our children about the realities of war? And what age is it appropriate to do so?

Come on in, join the conversation and share your thoughts by leaving a comment below (note you must sign up to be a Patch user before you can make comments on the site).

Tune in next week for another question from our Greater Annapolis Moms Council or send your questions to editor john.wilfong@patch.com and put "Moms Talk" in the subject.

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