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Healthy Children Radio: Talking with Children about Disasters

Talking with children about disasters can help ease their fears. Knowing that adults in their lives are aware of potential threats such as tornados, hurricanes, even gun violence, and working to keep them safe can provide comfort and take away some of the fear of the unknown.

As part of National Preparedness Month taking place each September, pediatrician David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, joins Healthy Children Radio to talk about what parents can do, in advance of and during, a disaster to help children cope with their fears.

 Talking to Your Children about Natural Disasters

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