Parenting in a Time of Tragedy

On Cape Cod this weekend, we noticed that many flags were at half-mast because of the tragedies resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Our hostess wondered if she should lower their flag.

"Might as well keep it at half-mast till Jesus returns," I answered grimly.

Tragedy, it seems, is traveling across the planet like a virulent disease. How to parent proactively in the face of such sorrow and suffering? Here's an article to get us started. It's a good time to remember that we look forward to a time and place without grieving, loss, or mourning. And to remind our kids of that promise.

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