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Talking to Your Child About a Natural Disaster

posted Sep 11, 2017, 12:28 PM by Martha Hickey   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 12:28 PM by Ann O'Brien ]
Children are egocentric thinkers--they put themselves at the center of just about anything. It's how they first begin to make sense of the world. This makes it important for caregivers to limit, monitor, and engage with their children when the media is focused on things like natural disasters. The links below offer simple guidelines for helping caregivers ensure that children can make sense of and not be overwhelmed by images of destruction and suffering.
Ann O'Brien,
Sep 11, 2017, 12:28 PM