Gewirtz gives tips on talking with children about disasters
Abigail Gewirtz, associate professor of Family Social Science, joined the morning show hosts on KARE 11 to share tips about talking with children about disasters, both natural and man-made.
"It's hard to switch yourself off from all of the media coming [to us]," Gewirtz said, "It's hard to cut it off." She stressed the importance of simply listening to children, and letting them talk about their concerns or worries instead of trying to guess how they are feeling.
Reassuring them with time and with affirmations that they are loved are also important.