Now in their teens, they will remember these days. My cancer will be part of their story. It breaks my heart.
Part of our job as parents is to teach our children to trust a deeper level of inner knowing, the level that says in the heart or stomach, "This feels wrong." "This feels bad." "This feels dangerous."
Teaching our sons and daughters how to recognize threats to their safety and how to avoid them is a better tactic to keep them safe. Privacy and safety are not mutually exclusive ideals. We can be secure and free -- in fact, there is no other alternative.