One of our goals as parents is to maintain a safe, secure environment for our kids to grow and mature within, preparing them to confidently face the big wide world independently when they are good and ready. We get to control what happens within the four walls of our homes. Outside of that space, however, we’re less able to apply our preferred filters. In fact, even an innocent drive to school or the supermarket can be harshly interrupted with disturbing news on the radio. All parents with a working car radio have been there – that moment when the newsreader announces the latest atrocity, disaster or scandal, straight into the curious ears of our children, and we’re left fumbling for the volume control while erratically whistling or faking a coughing fit. It’s awkward, it’s awful and it’s tragic. Bad news is a fact of life, but how much should we let our kids in on this reality?