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    “This is where a car with a mom and three kids went into the water,” I say as we cross High Bridge. It is a story deeply tragic and troubling.¹

    I have never thought to hide hard realities from the kids. I’ve probably done the opposite, pointing them out, hoping to give them a safe opportunity to process and ask questions without moralizing or minimizing — to be thoughtful.

    “It was Gwyneth,” Brenna says sorrowfully, remembering one of the kids, a girl a year younger at her school. She doesn’t say anything else so I leave it there, to fade behind us.
    ¹ Idaho Statesman, “Coroner names mom, 3 kids killed when SUV plunged into Lucky Peak”:

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