Thursday, October 25, 2007

Helping Children Frightened by California Wildfires

The horrific images of the California wildfires are no doubt frightening many young children who happen to be in the room when their caregivers are watching television. Kids are often frightened by vivid visual images of threats in the news -- even if they don't seem to normally pay attention to the news. This is a problem that has repeatedly occurred whenever a vivid natural disaster has been covered in the news. I have posted advice on my web site to help families cope in similar situations. If this is a problem in your home, I recommend that you check out the advice I gave on coping with responses to Hurricane Katrina. If you have any questions on this topic, please post it as a comment.

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