We all have worries and fears. How we deal with them will make a difference in the way we live our lives. Our children see and hear things they do not understand. The unknown can lead to unhealthy fears. Helping your children talk about what they fear is the first step in helping them find peace in their hearts.
With all the news through social media and other sources, what do you hear that worries you most?
Listen to what they say and help them consider the source of the information. Ask them why it bothers them and help them find peace by dispelling any misinformation. Share with them how you feel about the situation.
Where in the world do you see the greatest injustice?
Listen to them tell you about what they see or hear about others being treated poorly. You will discover their sense of injustice. Share with them about how your family is blessed and how you can help bless others. Discuss how your family could help the situation.
Do you worry about your future?
As you listen to your children, you will discover the level of anxiety they possess. Encourage them to not let fear rule in their lives. Tell them they are overcomers and they can help others overcome. Explain to them that when we love, fear always loses.
Conclude this time together with stories about your own life and childhood. Share with your children about times when you were fearful and how the things you feared never happened. Fear can waste a lot of time and energy if not dealt with appropriately. By talking to your children about their fears now, they will find comfort in telling you about fears in the future for help and advice.