I do tend to agree that there was a better way to handle the entire thing. I really hate when comic writers kill off kids especially, it just seems so mean spirited. I'm left wondering why they bothered introducing them in the first place when most should know that kids and superheros tend not to mix. The best they can typically hope for is to be rapidly aged and given their own powers, or to be the child of a low tier superhero so their existence doesn't offend (like Animal Man).
I also feel a little bad that I always forget about Jennifer