With the tragic California wildfires all over the news right now, once again as parents, we’re faced with prospect of having difficult conversations with our kids about natural disasters.
We want to say the right things. We don’t want to give our kids nightmares. And we want to let them know that we’ll do everything in our power to keep them safe — while still acknowledging that not everything is within our power. It’s tough.
So allow me to direct you to our post, How to talk to kids about tragedy and natural disaster: Helpful tips and resources.
While it was originally written in the wake of a brutal 2017 hurricane season, the list of expert resources, websites, and tips from experts are just as viable today.
And because one of the tips is to get your kids involved with helping so they can feel empowered to be part of the solution, consider going through this list of organizations that need your help for the victims of the California wildfires. They might feel better knowing they’re helping a school, a fire station, or an animal rescue organization of their choice with part of their allowance, or helping to direct where a family donation goes.
Top image: Paradise Elementary School GoFundMe campaign