How to help children deal with disaster

Tropical Storm Harvey is frightening for children. Here's how you can help.

Pediatrician Dr. Don Shifrin has been caring for kids for the last 40 years. He's seen almost everything, but nothing can prepare doctor or patient for the kind of destruction we're seeing now in Houston.

Shifrin says the children displaced by the flooding have had all their comfort and security stripped away from them and are searching for security. While parents are also dealing with the same loss, he suggests making kids feel as secure as possible by letting them know everything will be ok and return to routine as soon as possible.

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Also, he cautions parents to be careful what they are watching on TV, because children don't know how far Seattle is from Houston, and the images might be very frightening for kids.

Check out for more information on how to better care for our children in times of trauma.