I have been reading things about what to say to your kids about these tragedies and I don't get it. Now my kids are almost 4 & 2 but at least a couple of the articles I read targeted a 4 year old. I find no reason to tell them about it because: 1. how will they find out any other way 2. it will open up all sorts of questions EJ in particular doesn't need to be asking yet.
What will me telling my kids about these things (or any in the near future) accomplish? Make me feel better? I don't know. I'm not naive, bad stuff happens but can't my kids be that way for a little longer?