Ways To Pick Up The Emotional Pieces After Hurricane Sandy

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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