Friday, December 14, 2012

Ignorance Is Bliss

Today's school shooting in Connecticut was heartbreaking enough; I was grateful not to have to explain it to my kids (since there's no actual way to explain it). I agree with the sentiment of the Preschool Gems Twitter feed.

I was afraid Elliot might hear about it at school, but he was totally unaware when I got home tonight. Then I thought, "Well, of course. How would a 4-year-old learn about such a thing anyway?"

Then I remembered that some of the victims in the shooting were only a year older than Elliot.

There's no surefire way to protect children in our society. All we can do is assure kids that they are loved and that we're doing everything we can to keep them safe.