How to Talk to Kids about Bad News in the Media

By: Collett Smart

We know that we can’t shield our children, because they will hear ‘bad news’… from peers, siblings, online… But how much is too much information? And what is age appropriate? (I cover both younger children and teens in this video).

How to Talk to Kids about Bad News in the Media

You can tune in to ‘Wellbeing with Collett’ on Channel 7 every Sunday morning at 9:30 am or find the videos on my YouTube Channel.

I have also written about talking with anxious tweens and teens about COVID-19 here. And other ‘bad news’ media here.

Article and video supplied with thanks to Raising Teenagers

About the Author: Collett Smart is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker and internationally published author. She lives with her husband and 3 children in Sydney, Australia. The heart of Collett’s work is to support and bring Hope to parents of tweens and teens.

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