How to explain an earthquake to a child?

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A few minutes ago, the land in Italy has moved again. The epicenter in the Adriatic Sea. How to explain to a child what is happening? How to answer your questions?

Mom what happened? Because that woman cry?"Every time a catastrophe of this type happens it is impossible to keep our children totally absolutely dark.

But then how to behave? Change channel or try to explain what happens?

"In certain catastrophes, the resonance is so vast that it is very difficult to hide the news," replies Paola Scalari, Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Venice. "What we can do is 'translate' to our children to make it more acceptable, at the same time caring two important concepts of civic education, which give a positive teaching and do not make them feel either powerless or unnecessary.

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