Moore tornado difficult for kids to understand


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Updated: 5/21/2013 6:44 pm Published: 5/21/2013 5:57 pm


Tragic events like the Moore tornado can make it difficult for children to understand their emotions.

When children see tornado footage over and over again on TV, they can often feel like it's happening over and over again.

Experts said it's best to be honest about what's happening.

For a child the images can be terrifying. Tornadoes left devastated homes, businesses and lives and the footage is looped continuously across news stations.

Experts said it is important to let kids know they are safe and that as their parent you are there to protect them and answer any questions they might have.

They suggested finding a way to help the victims can help children feel better.

"Having your kids write letters to victims' families of support and doing things like collecting bottled water and contacting the Red Cross to see what services you can provide or help with," suggested Carrie Little with Family and Children's Services.

Experts said this will help children feel like they are more in control of the situation. Little also said never make up answers to questions and don't try to cover up emotions.


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