Dealing with fears
We are deluged with fearful events in our daily lives. Reports and images of mass shootings in schools, terrorist attacks, police killings of unarmed suspects, and even children killed by random bullets while sitting in their living room or on the front steps flood the media . Such incidents understandably generate fears in our children. How can we protect them and assist them in dealing with their fears at various ages?
Additionally, how can parents help their children in dealing with "normal childhood fears"... going to a new school, monsters under the bed, fear of the dark and fear of failure?