Filed under: Healthy Kids
It's been less than a year since 8-year-old Aussie, Bindi Irwin lost her father, famed wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, in a tragic accident. It seems like ever since the charming youngster has been hard at work. She's got a number of projects on the go including TV specials; she's a tourism ambassador for Australia, she has released a Bindi doll and completed a promotional tour of the United States.
To me, it seems like a lot of work for a kid in general, but especially so for a child who has recently lost a parent. I want to be clear that I am not in any way judging the family or the way in which they have chosen to move forward since the elder Irwin's death. I know that everyone grieves in different ways and I'm sure that Bindi's mother is doing what she knows is best for her child. I have no children of my own and have no idea how I would react in a similar situation so would never judge this, or any other family.
I brought this up because I'm curious to find out what others think. Would those of you with kids allow them such high-profile exposure at such a young age, and after such a traumatic experience? Do you think that the work Bindi is doing will help her stay connected with her late-father? Are there any other opinions out there that you'd like to share?