Stories in the news have never affected me as much as they do now that I'm a parent. I see stories that involve children or pets or parents and i just get heart sick and kind of panic attacky. In the last week, there was three stories that got pretty big publicity in my area involving children and it makes me dread watching the news or getting the news updates on my phone. My family was discussing one of the stories post dinner on Sunday and i literally had to leave the room I was getting so upset. Am I weird? Does this happen to anyone else?