Raising a family after 9-11

From elsewhere in The Post: Ten years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, families are still reeling from the impact. Many kids with parents in the military must grow up with a mom or dad deployed from home for months or years at a time. And some children must swallow the fact that a parent will never come home again, after dying in the attacks or the wars that followed.

Stephanie Himel-Nelson, the communications director for Blue Star Families, discussed what it’s like to raise a family ten years after Sept. 11 in an online chat. Blue Star Families is a national nonprofit supporting military families.

Read the chat and then tell us how your family’s life has changed since Sept. 11. How do you discuss the events from that day with your children?

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