New York Daily News - How to Talk to Kids about Disasters: Six Ways to Help Your Children Cope - Tracy Miller

New York, NY
 – April 19, 2013  –– 

After an overwhelming week that involved a brutal bombing at the Boston Marathon and a manhunt for the suspects, a ricin threat on the President, and the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, parents may wonder how to explain it all to kids. What you say to your child depends on their age and how they are feeling — keeping in mind that kids' actions express their emotion louder than words, says Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and director of the traumatic stress studies division at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
-Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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