When catastrophic events happen, such as the recent earthquake in Haiti, children often turn to their parents for explanations and reassurance. The Father Factor, which is published by the National Father Initiative, offers constructive tips on how to get the conversation started.
After having that chat with your children, do something else positive. Send a donation to the Red Cross to assist the relief effort. Contribute online to the Red Cross, or donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."
If you have an American family living in Haiti and you're seeking information, contact the State Department at 888-407-4747.