Two years ago, I wrote a CNN piece about talking to very young children about genocide and imperialism, in the wake of Columbus Day. I wanted to be accurate but also not to terrify my young daughter.
Today she's 7. I don't think I have to be as circumspect around the genocide. Still holding off on the rape though.
We're going to DC as a family in a few months, we're not ready for the Holocaust museum. But that too, in time.
Side note: Managers and Deans - If you schedule meetings on Columbus Day afternoon, your workers who are parents are finding the day more difficult and/or expensive.