An Indonesian couple watched their 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son wash away in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Amazingly, they were recently reunited with their daughter — an entire decade later.Read Full Story
When Stephanie Decker, 37, wrapped her son, Dominic, 9, and daughter, Reese, 6, up in a comforter and held them down with her body in the basement of their Indiana home during a category F4 (violent) tornado, she didn’t know if they’d survive but she knew that she wasn’t letting go. Stephanie lost parts of her legs after beams fell on her but her kids survived without a scratch. Stephanie, now affectionately called Tornado Mom, shares her story below.Read Full Story
Natural disasters are difficult enough to manage as adults -- both practically and emotionally. If they scare you and you don’t understand them, just imagine how scary and confusing they can be for kids! Kids need help understanding what natural disasters mean. As scary as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other phenomenon are, you can help your kids understand natural disasters.Read Full Story
If you watch or read the news, doom and gloom abound. It's easy to let fear or helplessness set it. Rather than feel like you have no control, take initiative in 2011 to be prepared for an emergency. Where do you start and what do you need to keep your family safe in case of a disaster?Read Full Story
When natural disasters -- like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes -- happen you can’t shield kids from the news and they often have many questions. So, how do you talk to your kids about natural disasters in ways they will understand?Read Full Story
January 12, 2010, the world gasped yet again with the news of a 7.0 earthquake shattering Haiti. But this nation is no stranger to destruction or rebuilding its land. Since gaining independence in the early 19th century, Haiti has experienced a gamut of successes and disappointments.Read Full Story
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