A week ago today, innocent children, students and educators were horrifically gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I don’t believe that anyone will fully understand the “why” but all of us have been struggling to comprehend it as well as be able to talk about this event with other adults as well as our children. The Sunday after this tragedy struck, the Cast of Dads got together to discuss this horrible event. Originally, this was to be our “holiday” episode, unfortunately, we only were able to talk about the joy of the holidays at the end of the show.
The event was pretty fresh in our heads but I believe we all had some pretty firm ideas about Sandy Hook. And since we are all dads, this hit pretty close to home .
Here are some of the topics we covered in Episode #55:
- Newtown, CT Tragedy
- How we talked to our kids
- Reminding your children what to do if something goes wrong
- Open schools
- Lock down drills
- School security measures
- The Loss of Innocence
- We Are Broken
- Be good. Be safe. Be smart.
- Is life more dangerous today?
- Mental health
- Gun control
- C.C. sees the Nutcracker for the first time
- Michael’s daughter starring in The Nutcracker
- Hot for teacher
- Happy Holidays
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those families, friends, co-workers, first-responders, community members and others affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
As always, the full podcast is available on CastofDads.com and on iTunes. You can also listen to the podcast here: Cast of Dads – Episode #55 “Remembering & Reacting to the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary”.
If you have questions or ideas for topics that you would like us to cover (remember, between all of us we have 13 children ranging from newborns to young adults), just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @CastofDads! Also, our podcast listener base is growing! If you are interested in sponsoring our podcast for an episode or a month, be sure to contact us! If you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please leave a comment on the Cast of Dads site, send an email to castofdads@gmailcom or leave a question/comment on my Contact form.
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.
HTD says: Have a safe and happy Holidays!