Rabbits with a parent in jail are twice as likely to steal carrots from Mr. McGregor's garden.
We're not saying that children don't need help dealing with the horrible facts of life. Heck, they probably need it more than anyone! it's just that we'd rather not think about adorable children dealing with the horrible facts of life. It's sad! That's probably why the first century or so of kids' books covered all the fun topics. We know now that everyone poops, where the sidewalk ends, and the perils of hungry caterpillars and giving mice cookies. But with "how to deal with happiness" pretty much covered, it's time we taught kids about The Big Bad Unfair Random Monster Of Life.