It's a tricky thing, isn't it? Raising kids to be aware of the world and the people around them, the sadness and the hard things of life (remember when Sam first discovered homelessness?), finding that balance between righteous outrage and optimism while not totally freaking them out? There are so many things I just don't even want my kids to know about yet. But someday, if they're going to change the world, they're going to need to. I really don't have all the answers, but here are a few things we try to do.