I live in Houston where we have experienced horrific flooding due to Hurricane Harvey over the last week.
Scenes from our neighborhoods have been splashed across news outlets around the world.
The pictures are real.
The devastation is real.
Our survival instincts have been very REAL.
Our kids want to have REAL conversations about this to help them process the trauma.
I recorded some thoughts here about how to talk to your kids about what our community has endured.
I hope this resource helps you guys transform this tragedy into a productive EMPOWERING convo between you and your kiddos.
Many of you have been true parenting Super Heroes over the last week.
YOU thought clearly.
YOU took action to protect your people.
YOU showed up for your community.
YOU have taken care of other people’s families and donated your time, resources and given countless hugs.
I have personally witnessed so many of YOU modeling acts of love, kindness and compassion.
It has been a beautiful side effect during so much devastation.
Humans across the globe have displayed so much concern.
The world feels smaller and warmer at this moment to many of us.
Our kids are taking all of these heroic acts in and feeling the love.
They are surrounded with REAL adult Super Heroes.
This provides a sense of safety and comfort for them.
Focusing on the magical human elements rather than shining the spotlight on the drama changes the conversation.
Our kids are experiencing super strength first hand after tragedy.
These moments have the ability to be hugely impactful for them in a positive way.
It’s important for the Super Hero adults to focus on the strength, love and outpouring support.
We are teaching our kids they can endure whatever curveballs life throws their way.
This is how we foster resilience.
We are HOUSTON STRONG. We are a resilient group of Super Heroes. We will rebuild and come back stronger than ever.
Again, here is the sign-up link to listen to my free audio training to support you in having a productive convo about Harvey with your peeps.
Below are some pics representing a snippet of our personal experience.