How To Talk To Kids About Natural Disasters

While it’s normal to want to shield your children from the ugly truths of devastation and natural disasters for as long as possible, they will eventually be exposed to images of destroyed homes and cities on the Internet, the news or even at school. In order to properly prepare them for the possibility of a catastrophic weather event in your own area, you’ll also need to explain the basics of natural disasters to them. In the end, protecting them from the idea of a natural disaster will leave them ill-equipped to deal with the reality of one, should it ever occur. In the interest of answering your child’s questions stemming from normal curiosity and helping them to learn the basics of emergency preparedness, you’ll need to discuss the matter with them at some point.