The emotional strain that a fire, water or storm damage causes is often more devastating than the damage to your home and property. This is especially true when it comes to children. How can you help your children cope after you experience a disaster at your home? Here are a few tips from FEMA.gov:
Personal contact is reassuring. Hug and touch your children. Calmly provide factual information about the recent disaster and current plans for insuring their safety along with recovery plans. Encourage your children to talk about their feelings. Re-establish your daily routine for work, school, play, meals, and rest. Encourage your children to help update your a family disaster plan.