Fox News’ Janice Dean admitted to being nervous about sending her son to school today. She also expressed other thoughts that many parents have been having recently, in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.

Indeed. Parents across the country hugged their little ones a little tighter and more often this weekend. And, today, those little ones head back to school. Janice Dean is not the only parent taking to Twitter to express worry and fear.

https://twitter.com/IvyelleWright/status/280664620769878016

https://twitter.com/hazelfliesaway/status/280647135958032384

https://twitter.com/Ashley_Mallini/status/280666138067755009

Children, of course, are nervous and scared, too. Holly Robinson Peete tweeted about her children’s fears.

And other students reach out to Twitter to express their fear. You are not alone.

https://twitter.com/Norrellie/status/280636752404811776

https://twitter.com/JacobCaponi/status/280646332044161024

https://twitter.com/AriLovesFood_10/status/280665258606067712

https://twitter.com/OhHai_Hailey/status/280667045350215680

https://twitter.com/oganjj/status/280647144606687232

Twitter users offer support and prayer.

https://twitter.com/Tellmewy/status/280657421804912641

And extra hugs are becoming the norm.

https://twitter.com/OfficialCurtia/status/280648663200579584

https://twitter.com/scoopd_90/status/280664486841565184

That is a lesson that can be learned from this horrible, unfathomable and heart-breaking tragedy. Hug your kids harder and hold them close. Appreciate every single moment as the gift that it is.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all affected by the massacre in Newtown, including all the parents and children who are fighting through their fears today.