The war in Ukraine.
Starting a new school.
Staying home alone.
Fear of the dark.
Every child worries. It’s normal for children to feel anxious when navigating new experiences or processing difficult news. In fact, fear is a healthy response in some circumstances.
The goal is to teach children discernment and balance. A healthy fear of busy intersections or growling dogs is good. But feeling hindered, even crippled, by worry in everyday life is not.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Helping Kids Navigate Worry in Healthy Ways,” we’re sharing practical advice for equipping your child to manage his or her fears.
We’re talking with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub about:
- Signs that your child is struggling with worry.
- Helping your child navigate and manage negative emotions.
- Handling your own feelings of fear in healthy ways.
- The difference between normal worry and something more serious.
- How to talk to your children about difficult topics.
And much more.
Josh and Christi are speakers, marriage coaches, and authors of the picture book for children What Do I Do with Worry? It’s a nice story that teaches kids a model for working through uncomfortable emotions.
We’ve also got a free parenting assessment for you at our website. It will quickly give you an overview of how your family is doing in several key areas. It also offers suggestions for improving the relationships in your home.