RadioMD: Naturally Savvy

Parenting in Troubled Times

May 18, 20169 min
With so much violence in the world and so much media coverage of that violence, how do you keep your children calm and help them develop a sense of well-being?With so much violence in the world and so much media coverage of that violence, how do you keep your children calm and help them develop a sense of well-being?You want to protect kids and shelter them from harsh realities, but it's important to expose them to real world events to prepare them for the future. Amy Alamar, author of Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice, suggests providing context and conversation around difficult issues and events. Let them know that they're safe and it's your job to keep them safe and healthy.  A little bit of anxiety is good; it helps get them through the day. Fear and anxiety is actually an essential part of a child's development. Amy also advises incorporating reflective practice, which involves learning from mistakes and then doing something about it. Listen in as Amy joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share tips for parenting in troubled times.

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