” While the war in Iraq was raging, I spent some time in neighbouring Jordan, meeting with Iraqi refugees who fled their country to try to find some place of safety. I interviewed many families about what had happened to them and what they did as a result. “


” In ‘Off to War, Voices of Soldier’s Children,’ kids from Canada and the United States talk about what it is like when their mother or father goes off to war – and comes home again. “


” We never know who we are going to be until we are tested, but perhaps we can test ourselves without going to the extremes of war. Perhaps we can be kinder now, live with less now, reach out to others now – and build an inner reserve of a strong identity that will hold us up even when everything else falls away. “


” There’s a big thing in Canada that parents need to talk to their children about drugs and sex. I don’t think talking to your kids about war is any less important than that. “



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We never know who we are going to be until we are tested, but perhaps we can test ourselves without going to the extremes of war. Perhaps we can be kinder now, live with less now, reach out to others now - and build an inner reserve of a strong identity that will hold us up even when everything else falls away.
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