“It’s a hard three letters to absorb.” So said Charlie Sheen as he told the Today Show audience that he is HIV positive, and has been for four years. Sheen made the statement to stop a series of what he called shakedowns. “I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about threatening the health of so many others that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I think I release myself from this prison today.” The Charlie Sheen story is an opportunity to talk to your kids to remind them not to do every possible thing wrong and then handle it poorly.