Handling questions about disasters and violence

How to navigate questions like: ‘But were the kids in bed when the earthquake came?’

If you, like the rest of us, are facing a tsunami of anxious questioning about ISIS, earthquakes, child abductions and general day-to-day violence in the community, you may be grasping for the words to:

  1. explain them in plain kid-friendly language,
  2. ponder the reasons underlying them in a way that doesn’t cause more angst, and
  3. settle your kid’s minds and hearts for the day ahead.

Fatherly.com has a useful article on this topic. Click on this link if you’re keen to find a way through the waves and onto calm waters.

Activities:

Stimulate your child’s interest

Help and encourage your children to become interested in nature, world events and interesting people.

Tips:

Supporting teens through major exams

There are many ways to help teens prepare for the big exams they face. This article by Laurie Hollmann, PhD, provides some pointers.