There are times where I think about what’s happening in the world and wish I could shelter my kids from it all.
From the scary news stories, the scary weather and the lasting effects afterward, family and friends getting sick and all the fear and emotions that go along with it — the world can seem like a scary place for us and I can only imagine how it can feel for kids.
I can’t protect my kids from all the sad and scary things no matter how much I try. It’s a part of life and the best I can do it help them understand what’s going on, to help them feel safe, and give them the ability to talk about their fears.
Talking to our kids about the “scary things” can be intimidating for us parents — we don’t want to upset them, but know that it’s better for them to communicate.
Click through to read 7 tips for talking to your kids about scary things:
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