Another tragedy: Addressing it with your children

This article was previously published, and has been updated to reflect the latest events.
We work so hard to protect the innocence of early childhood in our family’s microcosm: Be gentle with the kitty. Put the cap back on your marker. Water the flower a little — not too much — so it can keep growing. Walk around the wriggly worms on the rainy day’s sidewalk.
All the tiny nuances of awareness that we try to give to our …