On Friday morning, in a small Connecticut town, every parent’s worst nightmare came true. Twenty innocent children and six brave and honorable adults entrusted with their care lost their lives in a place that SHOULD have been safe. Just like every other parent in America we are grappling with what you say in response, how you talk about what happened with your children, and how you continue on in the face of such darkness.
For now, we are still considering our words carefully and working through some incredibly difficult and emotionally draining soul searching. We have given all of our writers the opportunity to contribute to a posting we are planning for Wednesday. Some will contribute and some have found it just too difficult to write about this tragedy.
In the meantime, we offer these links to articles we have found useful in the past few days. Some of these articles offer insight, others empathy, and still others advice. If there is an article or post you have found particularly helpful in processing this terrible tragedy, please feel free to share in the comments.
Rocket City Mom is a website about raising children in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Started in late 2010 by a local mom and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a staff of four, thirteen regular contributors, and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.