How does extreme weather affect children?

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Have you ever faced a flood that led to the death of one of your children’s relatives or panic and fear? I think yes, because this happened in most countries of the world

In 2007, there were floods in Malaysia that negatively affected the people of Malaysia, especially children, in order to close schools and students' failure to follow their lessons. As for the valid schools have been transferred to evacuation centers, this is considered from a scientific point of view, as for psychologically, it has greatly affected On children who lived through them in shock, others lived in a panic crisis, and some of them died from intense fear. The weather also affects socially. The child may not accept any contact between him and other children, or even with adults and other countries, for example, my country, Palestine, I think it is one of the most Countries T her children affected by the extreme weather, because Palestine is not available have occasion to deal with the extreme weather possibilities it may affect the children of Palestine in all respects .. social, psychological, educational etc ....

The child may develop autism or panic attacks due to the constant weather changes, especially in recent times and other things.

But the parents ’role, in my view, is very effective, so they can avoid any negative impact on their children and try as much as possible to make their children adapt to the extreme weather.

Do you think it is possible for parents to be able to get the child to cope with the extreme weather?

How capable of making the child not greatly affected by extreme weather?

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  • global-conversation.png enigmatic_weasel | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    14 May 2020

    When extreme weather causes injuries, death, or displacement, children may have difficultly controlling their emotions, may not perform as well in school, and may face depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

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    1. global-conversation.png jovial_harp | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 15 May 2020

      I agree. As you said, children may face depression, stress or other psychological injuries that might affected a child's mind, therefore, I think the government should send some volunteers or psychologist to help the child. Also, like what perceptive_butterfly said in this wonderful post, parents must help their children if they are affected by extreme weather, no matter psychologically or physically. To most kids, their parents are the people they trust and rely on most, so when children are affected by extreme weather, their own parents must help them. I think it is very sad that children are so greatly affected during extreme weather. Thankfully, Hong Kong doesn't have much extreme weather happening, the worst extreme weather we experienced are typhoons, cyclones or very heavy rain, sometimes water floods the harbour, but never too serious.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        jovial_harp's comment 15 May 2020

        Well done for connecting your ideas to someone else on the Hub!

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    2. global-conversation.png quiet_bell | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enigmatic_weasel's comment 15 May 2020

      I agree with you. In Gaza, a lot of extreme weather does not happen, but last year we were subjected to a severe rain wave while students left school. The children felt fear and sadness, as the rain filled roads, paralyzed traffic, and the children almost drowned had it not been for the providence to do so, and then there were people who Help them on the streets.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_philosophy | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    14 May 2020

    Extreme weather leads to death but what it causes in children in my terms is worse than death. The child might face traumas , the child may have a fear that could lead to permanent dysfunction of the brain. If you watch a child during a storm , you will notice that a great fear will overwhelm that child , though some children likes watching storms it is extremely unhealthy for them it might lead to insomnia in some cases which is the I ability to sleep , if the child is outside it is worse because storms are caused by the collision of accumulated ions it could lead to an electrocution not just for a child but even for an adult.

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  • global-conversation.png aware_leaf | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 May 2020

    In my opinion, yes, parents can guide their child and tell them that they are natural things that always happen, which also tells him the weather in the rest of the countries is more terrifying than the weather we have in Palestine, so the child must be reassured and happy that he is in a safer country than other countries.

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  • global-conversation.png delightful_snow | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    15 May 2020

    Don't even say 2007, now in our country there are some counties where the rain falls heavily and causes floods which destroys roads, crops, animals and human beings.

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  • global-conversation.png entrepreneurial_robin | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    15 May 2020

    In some cases, extreme weather can go as far as taking the lives of the parents and sometimes other family members. when this happens the child is therefore left alone in the world. Since the child doesn't have any means of surviving the child goes through a lot of problems. Some children ends up becoming arm robbery, prostitution, drug abuse and the child's education is also ends up so poorly.

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    1. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      entrepreneurial_robin's comment 16 May 2020

      I agree with you children are very sensitive and when such a thing happens it brings alot of physcological problems some kids may end up being in a Trauma and when this happens kids end up being scared and there is no smile of joy they become sad and traumatised thus needs proper caring and be kept away from such disastrous calamity.
      The child my develop autism and pain as mentioned by percepetive_butterfly the child is stressed and depresssed they wont be able to be comfortable this will also affect their academics performances and also their daily activities.
      Thats how weather affects children no school,lack of good medical care and loss of their properties when floods, hurricanes,torndaes occurs.
      Thanks

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    2. global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
      entrepreneurial_robin's comment 16 May 2020

      I agree with you entrepreneurial_robin when such a calamity strikes the kids end up losing their loved ones and this affects them they join bad companies and get themselves in trouble end up doing the worst thing ever in their lives thus affecting them so much through all problem that they maybe facing in their lives.
      It has brought alot of negative thinking of a child thus affecting them
      Tha

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  • global-conversation.png loving_writer | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    17 May 2020

    I think, it brings starvation....for example children have lacked proper died due to effects of extreme weather conditions like drought. therefore,have much suffered.

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    18 May 2020

    Here are important facts of how does extreme weather affect children.
    1. In the last decade more than 15o,000 deaths were attributable to climate change each year .Shockingly 9 out of 10 of those were children .Thats roughly the population of oxford.
    2. In this 175 million children will be negative impacted by climate change . Nearly all of these children will be living in the developing world.In developing coutries climate change will increase the top five causes of death for children under just five years of age including acute respiratory illness, diarrhoea, malaria , malnutrition and neonatal deaths.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      congenial_journalist's comment 18 May 2020

      Can you tell us where you found your information?

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    18 May 2020

    When extreme weather causes injuries, death, or displacement, children may have difficultly controlling their emotions, may not perform as well in school, and may face depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      invigorated_chicken's comment 18 May 2020

      This could be possible under difficult circumstances. What could they do to help look after themselves?

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  • global-conversation.png happy_wasp | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 May 2020

    I think that in our country there are no such harsh events that we hear happen every time due to our geographical location, which made our climate moderate .. But this does not prevent climate changes, because we are exposed to air depressions that we may consider strong but in my opinion there is nothing that the residents of regions subject to events are exposed to Extreme weather, for example, Saudi Arabia, it is not one of the countries that are exposed to snow and heavy rains as desert areas, and despite its environment it was exposed to a harsh climate

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