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Talking To Your Kids About Emergency Preparedness

Five tips for fostering resiliency in children

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In today’s ever-changing world, children must adapt to new environments and navigate life’s inevitable challenges – whether that be learning in a virtual classroom, facing a COVID-19 outbreak at school, failing a test, or struggling to make friends.

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and recover from a setback or difficult experience. Now more than ever, developing children’s personal capacity for resiliency is essential for coping with risk factors, uncertainty, and stress, as well as for building positive mental health, emotional wellbeing, social relationships, and academic achievement.

To provide Canadian families with the tools and knowledge to better navigate risk and challenges – not just during a pandemic but also in everyday life…

Talking To Your Kids About Emergency Preparedness

As natural disasters continue to occur across the country, you may be wondering: am I prepared? While it’s definitely important to have an emergency “go” bag stocked with essentials, it’s equally as important to make sure your family, especially your kids, know what to do during an emergency.

Emergencies can be really scary for kids, especially little kids, since they may not understand what’s going on. The best way to ease their fears is to teach them about the specific disasters that could affect them ahead of time, and give them the tools they need to be prepared should one occur.

Emergencies can be frightening for anyone, but kids who don’t know what’s going on might react more intensely. The best way to mitigate this reaction is to ahead of time about the specific disasters that might impact them, and give them the tools they need to be prepared should one occur…

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