My child is afraid of the police, and this terrifies me.
I don’t know how this phobia came about with my 10-year-old daughter. Perhaps it is because she is my third child, and she picks up on a lot of talk from her teenage brothers. Perhaps it is because I went back to working full-time before she was in double-digits, and that allowed her more unsupervised TV time.
Whatever the origin of her fears, it’s a frightening situation—especially since she is such a dark-skinned Latina.