oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.... This only happens to to others...I thought.
One of my kid-friends just came to me crying because she witnessed her mother's ex-boyfriend punch her mom across the room.
How do you explain to a kid that her ideas of finding and punching the guy are noble but inappropriate, dangerous, wrong, etc???? What do you say to a child who's witnessed violence more than once when she asks "why me? why my family?"
Going to go play a game and cheer up/distract the child. Will process more later...