Wellness Wednesday: How to talk to your child about disasters like Harvey

 ⇰  Consider your child's age. 

⇰  Ask your child what they have already heard about the incident

⇰  Listen, be honest, and focus on the fundamentals of the events☂️

⇰  Reassure them by saying things like, “It is ok if this bothers you; we are here to support each other.”

⇰  Maintain routine to provide normalcy for your child

⇰  Spend extra time together and encourage your child to express his or her feelings around the experience and appropriate exposure

Lend a hand to those affected!

Our thoughts and prayers with everyone in Houston


Sources:

Crist, C. (2017, August 09). Pediatricians offer strategies for talking to kids about bad news. Retrieved August 29, 2017, from https://www.reuters.com/article/us-children-communication-idUSKBN1AP2HV

Moreno MA. How to Talk to Your Children About Tragedies in the News. JAMA Pediatr. Published online August 07, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2351

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