Severe weather is something that nearly every area of the country experiences, whether it’s a tornado, hurricane or a nor’easter. While these weather patterns can be unsettling, talking about what to do in the event that severe weather strikes and planning for how to handle it can help keep your family at ease. These 21 blog entries provide some guidance for talking to kids about severe weather without scaring them, preparing for severe weather and implementing practical tips you can use to keep your family safe.
According to Dr. Amador, psychologist, it’s important to discuss severe weather with your children to make sure they understand the truth about storms. When kids don’t know what to expect they tend to immediately start dreaming up the worst case scenario. Talking things through before they happen can help alleviate this so that everyone stays calm if and when severe weather strikes. These seven blog articles will help you talk to your kids about severe weather.
Preparing for severe weather as a family can provide reassurance that you have a plan that will keep your family safe. In these seven blog entries you will find suggestions on how to prepare for severe weather of all kinds.
By going over safety tips with your child, he will get a better understanding of what positive things you can do to stay safe. These tips may also prompt your child to ask questions. Be sure to answer his questions in a calm and reassuring manner. The more prepared for a storm that you are, the better your child will be when severe weather strikes.
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