When news stories are full of terrible disasters, do you know just how much to let your children watch? How can you help them comprehend what they are seeing and hearing?
Experts suggest that children can cope more effectively with a disaster when they feel they understand what is happening and what they can do to help protect themselves, family, and friends.
As much as you want to protect them, it's important to provide enough basic information to help them understand; without providing unnecessary details that may only alarm them.
Our expert, Dr. David J. Schonfeld, the Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement joins us to help you help your children when disaster strikes.