When the News Freaks Your Child Out

Talking with a 9 year old girl this week about fears about bushfires. Her Mum was concerned about what to do if Miss 9 saw reports on the news. I discussed how to manage this, the importance of Mum acting calm and confident and finding out specifically what she was scared about before launching into lots of information, amongst other things. Here is a great article about handling scary news items.

http://www.parenting.com/article/5-tips-on-talking-to-kids-about-scary-news