When teaching kids the dangers of the road, I tend to use words such as “crash” or “accident” to describe what could happen if they do not do their safety checks and pay attention to where they are going.

But nearly every child I’ve taught comes out with “You are going to die!” when asked what could happen if they forget.

I wonder where their interest in death is coming from and why they all seem to use such melodramatic and morbid language.

This is something that fascinates me, so there will probably be more posts about this.