Child anxiety

How To Talk To Your Child About Terrorism

Has anyone had to discuss the recent terrorist attacks with a child? Not easy! The world seems to be an increasingly unsafe place, whether it’s natural disasters, economic crisis, terrorism, relationship breakdown, or even the increase of bullying. No wonder children succumb to anxiety at times.

With new terrorism attacks in France, and frightening topics discussed in the news and around the dinner table, here is an article I wrote for Family Share with six tips for how to address your child’s fears.

http://familyshare.com/parenting/how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-terrorism

If you need a few more tips for addressing specific fears such as fears of the dark at bedtime, here is another article I wrote for ksl.com

https://www.ksl.com/?sid=28271581

Child Anxiety

Most parents are familiar with childhood fears. It is common for kids to be scared of the dark and have difficulty going to bed. But these fears could also be manifest with separation anxiety, adjusting to new situations, or fear or the unknown.
On BYU radio “The Matt Townsend Show,” I follow the first interview that lasts 1 hr. on Jan 6, 2014. After that topic, I share with the host 3 different strategies in helping children overcome their fears. Listen now.

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/0c5243ab-c2b2-4af2-9469-e6752ee353d0/the-matt-townsend-show-child-anxiety