Tuesday, May 18, 2010
How Children React to Natural Disasters
Sidney doesn't seem to be bothered by the situation, which is good since he is so energy sensitive, but I wonder how those children who lost their homes are fairing in the aftermath. I've heard that some kids were helping with the clean up. While this is noteworthy and admirable, I have to wonder how safe it is. The water was not just from the nearby lakes, river, and streams; the runoff of the downpour also filled the sewer system and flooded the area with filth.
What are your thoughts on this? Should children be encouraged to participate in clean up as a way of dealing with a natural disaster in a positive manner, or should they be protected emotionally and physically whenever possible?