Many families on the Upper West Side hugged their children multiple times on Friday after they learned about the untimely deaths of the children apparently at the hand of their nanny.  A shock wave of horror could be felt across the nation.

I am thankful that the NYC licensing agency provides background checks and requires regular physical exams for every teacher working in our school setting with young children.  Our sincerest sympathy goes out to the family of Lucia and Leo as they try to repair their lives.  Hug your loved ones tonight and count your blessings for your time together.