Did you discuss the horrible CT school shooting with your kids? How old are your kids? If yes, what did you say?
My kids are 4 1/2 (5 in March) and in PreK and 6 1/2 (in kindergarten) and we choose not to bring it up. We turned off the TV and radio this weekend and while our Rabbi made mention and we had a moment of silence and said a prayer at Friday's night service, it was done in a way to not tell the kids anything that they may not already know about. If the kids bring it up, I will sit down and tell them the very basics but I just don't know that I need to tell my young kids about this.
I have been in tears off and on since I heard the horrible news on Friday - all those innocent lives lost yet I have kept it away from my kids. I hugged them more and loved on them more this weekend and especially this morning as I sent them both off to school. My DD"s PreK teacher posted about the changes she plans to make in class and she commented that she hopes the parents understand. I responded that whatever she wants to do to keep my baby safe (and all the others) is fine by me. I will happily deal with locked doors and extra security in the hopes that my girls can keep their innocence for as long as possible.