Talking to Children About Severe Weather

According to….”Severe weather like tornadoes and floods has been dominating the news recently. We, along with our children, are seeing media images of homes lost due to tornadoes or floods, as well as hearing about severe weather on the radio. Some of us may have been directly affected or were forced to evacuate to take shelter.  These kinds of events bring a sense of uncertainty and vulnerability to our lives and a huge rush of emotions: disbelief, sadness, fear, and perhaps even anger. They also raise questions and emotions in our children.  The most important thing we can do for our children is to be there to respond to their emotional and educational needs, to listen, and to be our most thoughtful selves. The family can be a safe haven where children express their ideas and fears, and be assured that parents will do their best to protect them. It can be a place to teach them about the world that they will inherit.”

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