Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weather Event Post Tramatic Stress

There are some things that are good about being cut off from most communication out in the woods, and some things that become more complicated.

One thing I never really thought about is that if you have a bunch of 10 year olds who were probably traumatized by a massive hurricane when they were in kindergarten, telling them that a hurricane is on the way when they are separated from their families is probably the last thing you want to do.

We called it a storm. A storm is coming, it might be strong, with wind and rain. Your parents would feel better if you were home with them.

Some of the children were extremely upset that they were going home. They weren't ready to go, halfway through their experience, and wind and rain seemed like a ridiculous reason to leave. "It's not like it's a hurricane or something. We can handle rain. We packed ponchos!"

But you know you can't mention the hurricane. They need to find that out when they are back home, safe with their families.


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