Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters (The Weather Channel)


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Over the past month, the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria has topped the headlines and media outlets. The earthquake in Mexico has shocked the world. These events have shaken countless individuals, families, and communities, including our children.

While natural disasters, like terrorist attacks, are rare and terrifying, they raise additional concerns for our children. Fears of random destructive natural forces may reinforce the notion that the world is an unsafe place and instill concerns of loss and helplessness.

The Weather Channel reached out to Dr. Gene Beresin for advice on helping kids with hurricane anxiety. Watch the in depth video above for more.

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Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, MD, MA is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also...

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