This article was shared in my grad program Facebook group because one of our resident professors authored it. I think it's an interesting issue for discussion. I recently talked with my mom about what it was like explaining 9/11 to me as an 8 year old -- how to expose to your young child that the world has fundamentally changed in the blink of an eye on what was a supposedly sleepy Tuesday morning. The author's children are between 11 and 13; I first got into politics in the 3rd grade (7 or 8 years old). I work with senior level government officials, all of whom have young kids and deal with frankly terrifying world events on the regular.
I don't have kids and don't ever plan to have them. But, having been a kid and being invested in international relations, I'm interested in hearing what hubski thinks about talking geopolitics with your children. At what age do you think it's appropriate? What topics do you discuss? Should you wait for a large scale event to discuss it or try to formulate a bit of background knowledge like the author does here?