As prompted by the recent wildfires raging through CA, I have been speaking a lot about how parents can talk to their kids about how to manage difficult emotions. It’s a typical parenting response to say, “Oh don’t worry – everything is going to be fine,” and when parents say that to their kid, they fail to connect compassionately with their child, and completely overlook what their child is feeling. The last thing a child is going to do is not worry just because you told them not to worry. This episode is full of valuable information on how you can learn a new set of effective, compassionate parenting tools so you can communicate with your child in a way that makes them feel seen, heard and validated.
If this spoke to you, I’d love to hear a comment in the reviews. And I recently was on KTLA morning news talking about this very topic. Here’s a link to my complete segment: https://ktla.com/2019/11/03/dealing-with-disaster-anxiety-with-therapist-joree-rose/