Hurricanes are often scary for children, but to make the experience less traumatic, the key is getting them involved with preparation and encouraging a dialog.
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Here are other ways to prepare with your children:
- Work together to build an emergency kit.
- Sit down as a family and discuss a plan.
- Role-play what to do during a disaster.
- Shut off the TV — news coverage can create confusion and anxiety.
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There are also two games that your kids can play to prepare and educate them about disaster.
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