The war in Ukraine.
Starting a new school.
Staying home alone.
Fear of the dark.
Every child worries. It’s normal for children to feel anxious when navigating new experiences or processing difficult news. In fact, fear is a healthy response in some circumstances.
The goal is to teach children discernment and balance. A healthy fear of busy intersections or growling dogs is good. But feeling hindered, even crippled, by worry in everyday life is not.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Helping Kids Navigate Worry in Healthy Ways,” we’re sharing practical advice for equipping your child to manage his or her fears.
We’re talking with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub about:
- Signs that your child is struggling with worry.
- Helping your child navigate and manage negative emotions.
- Handling your own feelings of fear in healthy ways.
- The difference between normal worry and something more serious.
- How to talk to your children about difficult topics.
And much more.
Josh and Christi are speakers, marriage coaches, and authors of the picture book for children What Do I Do with Worry? It’s a nice story that teaches kids a model for working through uncomfortable emotions.
Tune in for our conversation on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app. This program is part of our “Best of” programs for 2022, airing throughout the month of December.
While you’re online, we’ve got a free parenting assessment for you. It will quickly give you an overview of how your family is doing in several key areas. It also offers suggestions for improving the relationships in your home.
Josh and Christi’s children’s book What Do I Do with Worry? is available through our ministry for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family today with a gift, your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact in helping others through this ministry. Our thanks to generous donors who’ve made that possible. For more information, click here. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).