Fear & Anxiety
The boogie man under the bed and the monster in the closet aren’t the only terrors for our children these days. News stories are everywhere about tragedies in schools and public places, and storms/natural disasters. Families are struggling with divorce, homelessness, and addictions. Kids are already judging their performance in the school room and on the playing field when they are in kindergarten. No wonder they are feeling anxious! Grown-ups and kids both need to know that fear and anxiety will pop up from time to time, but they are commonplace for everyone — and they are manageable. Talking and therapeutic techniques will help us all find peace in the storm.