The wind and rain are gone, and some of us have electricity back. But the emotional impact of Hurricane Sandy will be with us for a long time.
Dan and Deb talk about the advice from expert Wendy Maitland:
- Talk about your feelings. Anxiety, fear, anger and depression are common with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
- Don’t isolate yourself. Be with people!
- Remember that things are *not* normal because the situation isn’t normal. Don’t expect to feel one way or another. Everyone handles things differently and needs that space to feel however it is they feel.
- With the kids: try to keep as normal a routine as possible. As we’ve been telling you, they pick up on *your* anxiety and fears!
- Let your children talk and you listen. Drawing is good, too. Reassure them that you love them and that you’ll take care of them. Hugs help, too!
Sesame Street has a GREAT hurricane kit to help you along with your children after the hurricane!
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