It is impossible to shield kids from all the chaos that is happening in our world. Kids who have parents serving in the military may express a higher level of stress as they hear about the casualties of war. Even if you don’t have the news on, they may hear about it at school or from friends. Whether you have a loved one currently serving or not, we encourage you to talk with your kids about how our soldiers are working around the world to keep us safe. It may just be the very thing they need to hear to reassure them.
Give your kids a history lesson by bringing the past to life. Personalize it by telling them stories about family members who have served. For me, I’d tell my kids about their great grandfather who was in the
- MAP International: http://www.map.org/
- SEND International: http://www.send.org/psc/philippines-typhoon-relief/
- Unicef: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=9D953699F43FB7BC69FA93143CCF76D6.app245a?idb=1072963325&df_id=16500&16500.donation=form1
- Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Sends-Support-to-Philippines-for-Typhoon-Response
- Other groups collecting funds through your place of worship.