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Talking to Your Children About Natural Disasters

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: How can you talk to your children about natural disasters without scaring them?
Air Date: 9/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
David SchonfeldDavid J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, located at the University of Southern California School of Social Work.

He is Professor of the Practice in the School of Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Schonfeld is also a member the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
Talking to Your Children About Natural Disasters
Talking to your children about natural disasters may not seem like a priority, but when disaster strikes, panic can set in and emotions can run high.

It may not make much sense to your child, depending on how old they are, but it's still important to let them know the importance of being safe during a disaster.

What are the safety precautions you should discuss with your children?

David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how you can talk to your children about preparing for a natural disaster.
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