Monday, March 6, 2017

How Well Can We Ever Really Know Our Children? A Conversation with Sue Klebold

In this era of helicopter parenting, when every playdate takes on significance, when our dreams for our children often take on the appearance of strategic action plans, when friendship with our kids is so important, it’s easy to forget that they are individual sentient human beings. And while we think we know them, like our spouses and our closest friends there are always the mysteries of the human heart, mind and soul that we can never really know.

Few understand this better than Sue Klebold. The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two boys responsible for the Columbine massacre.

In her book A Mother's Reckoning she goes where few mother are willing to go....into the heart of darkness that she did not know or understand about her son Dylan.