Explaining the Charlottesville Riots to Your Kids

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    How do you explain the Charlottesville riots to your kids?

    FOX's Lisa Brady reports in this week's "FOX on Family":

    It can be hard to talk to your kids about something like bigotry and the deadly violence in Charlottesville:

    (Harrison) "Do you want to bring this up to a four-year-old, that adults are fighting in the streets and hurling rocks? Probably not."

    But parenting author Harry H. Harrison Jr, says if your kids bring it up or see it on the news:

    (Harrison) "What we tell them is, there are some angry, bad people out there. And this is why we've been teaching you not to be one of those."

    And offer reassurance, they're in a safe, loving environment:

    (Harrison) "You know I think the bigger question is, why wait for a riot?"

    Harrison urges parents to focus on teaching kids, we're all human:

    (Harrison) "Why did this happen? It happened because people saw so many differences with each other, when the reality is there's not that much differences."

    He also says don't forget words matter and that kids are listening, like on the way to school, spewing about another driver:

    (Harrison) "What are we teaching our kids? We're teaching them it's fine to curse the other person that has made us mad."

    Harrison's hope is for more kids raised to see people as people, perhaps one day making riots obsolete.

    With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.

    Harry H. Harrison Jr is a father and grandfather and the best-selling author of more than a dozen books. You can find him at RaisingParents.com.