Voicing the climate and concern of a people who see victim’s images in the media, since Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, three generations of women offer advice to parents in how to deal with their traumatized children, becoming a breath of solace and fresh air in this crucial time.
There seems to be lots of confusion with bureaucratic rhetoric, red tape romping, and delayed reactions to what has been called the most devastating experience the United States has faced since September 11th. Hurricane Katrina shocked the nation and when asked by a concerned parent how she could deal with helping her traumatized children, cutting through the confusion, were Grandmother Celia Ford, daughter Theresa Allen, and granddaughter Pamela Simonson Ford, Allen, and Simonson. They were quick to respond to the concerned parent in their weekly column.
Signing her name “Victim’s Victim from Washington, DC”, she voiced,
“I am sure my feelings are shared by millions of parents all of the country in the wake of the disaster victims of Hurricane Katrina. I have two young children who seem to be greatly affected by the disaster. How can I, as a parent, handle helping them cope in this time of disaster? What words of wisdom can you share with me and other parents to help me help them come to grips with seeing little children go through this?”
Ford, Allen, and Simonson answered with three strong, wise, and generational opinions, bridged by the difference of exactly twenty-five years. They offered solid advice, information, and an appropriate website for the concerned parents all over the country.
The native New Yorkers were seventy five (75), fifty (50), and twenty-five (25) years old respectively when they wrote their best-selling collection, Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations, a collection of family sayings, famous expressions, and prayers. Ford, Allen, and Simonson began penning the Ask Pearls of Wisdom® column last September, debuting in the Washington Informer, Washington, DC.
Hailed as Elder Grace to Youthful Face, the speaker’s strong voices can be heard through the muck and mire of Katrina’s lasting effects in this week’s Washington Informer and online at the newspapers website.