Preparing Kids for Hurricane Irma

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Life may feel overwhelming for those parents out there who are in the midst of preparing for the onset of Hurricane Irma. Envisioning the worst case scenario  can be a frightening prospect for everyone... but consider how young kids might feel about the chaos and uncertainty all around them. Have you prepped them like you’ve been prepping your home?

Fortunately, there are things you can do to ease your kids’ weather woes, both before a storm strikes and after it passes. An illustrated Social Story is a great way to prepare youngsters for what to expect.  The team at UCF CARD has shared a Social Story specific to Hurricane Irma (link below). Please feel free to modify this tool to align with your child’s developmental level and your individual family’s hurricane preparedness plan.

http://cfl.ucf-card.org/media/59adf1245ccbc.pdf