Devastating News and Constant Rebellion for 10/07/2017
Dear Family Coach
Dear Family Coach: My kids are exposed to what seems to be an endless stream of devastating news. Natural disasters, mass shootings and other forms of unspeakable violence are impossible for them to avoid. It’s so normal for them that they are starting to turn jaded. I don’t want to freak them out or have them live in fear, but at the same time, I don’t want them to lack sympathy for the victims of these events. How do I strike a balance? — Sick of It
Dear Sick: It’s a horrible shame that our kids are growing up in this environment. Before the victims of one hurricane or event are taken care of, there are more victims to worry about. As adults, we find it exhausting to manage the emotions of the constant barrage. For children, it’s even trickier.
Updated: Sat Oct 07, 2017