Stories about: Japan earthquake

Sadness, like joy, is part of life

Claire McCarthy, MD

All over the world, parents are struggling with what to say about what is happening in Japan.

It seems like every day there’s another heartbreaking story. Or a scary one. Or both. It’s hard in general to talk to kids about bad events (for some great advice from psychologist Dr. Nadja Reilly, see Tripp Underwood’s post on Thrive from the day after the disaster), but this one just keeps evolving. It’s clear that the ramifications are forever.The lives that weren’t lost will never be the same.

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