As much as we might want to, we can’t always protect children from witnessing violence and tragedy in the world, whether it’s mass shootings, terrorist attacks, or war. As parents, teachers, and other supportive adults, what we can do is comfort and communicate with children in the most healing way possible. But many of us don’t […]
Why do some teens and parents connect well, while others hide things, or even overtly lie? More importantly, what can we do about it?
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Dr. Yen also noted other red flags that are specific to parental burnout, like feeling angry or resentful about having to care for your children, and starting to isolate from them physically or emotionally. Parents with burnout may also feel trapped or fantasize about leaving, she added.
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Children need your help when local or world news is grim. They may feel distressed about the impact of violence on others, and worry that similar events could happen to them.