U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Menu

Natural Disasters

How to Talk to Your Child About the News

Reports on natural disasters, child abductions, homicides, and school violence can teach kids to view the world as a confusing, threatening, or unfriendly place. Talking to your kids about what they watch or hear will help them put frightening information into a reasonable context.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.