10 Toughest Headlines From 2013

Many wonderful, bizarre, and awful things made international news in 2013. 

My kids, avid consumers of pop radio, ESPN and internet news, heard them all. 

I've got to say, the media today sure makes it hard to raise kids, especially teenagers.  Many of the year's events were nearly impossible to decode productively for my children, ages 16, 15 and 11.  In a contest between me and the media, I always feel like the loser.

Here are my top ten hardest headlines:

10. That Trayvon Martin died because he was black, a teenager, liked wearing a hoodie, had the misfortune to live in Florida, and craved Skittles.