in the aftermath of Sandy Hook

 When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.
 - Fred (Mr.) Rogers
Many parents are deeply concerned about how to communicate with their children about what happened. Here's my two cents: