the news has been full of stories about war. Kids may hear stories about war on
TV or the radio, or they may hear adults or kids talking about it. Talk of war
can be scary, upsetting, and confusing.
worry is normal. Too much worry might cause a stomachache, scary dreams, or make
it hard to pay attention in school. If you are worried, scared,
or confused it's important to talk
to a parent, teacher, or counselor. They can help you feel better.
kids have parents or relatives who are in the military. Kids may be especially
worried if someone they care about is - or might be - going to war.
you're worried about war, you're not alone. Plenty of kids are feeling worried
or scared. Still, you don't have to be stuck with your worries. You can learn
what to do to feel better.
can kids do when they are worried about war?
your parents to explain to you what's going on. Scary things are even scarier
when you don't understand them. It's easy for kids to get confused about what
they hear adults talking about.
to an adult. Tell a parent or a teacher how you're feeling and what you're worried
a picture. Show what you're thinking about and how it makes you feel. If you want
to, show it to a parent or teacher.
a story. Or write in a journal to tell how you feel or what you think. Writing
about a worry or fear can help you feel much better.
it easy on the TV. Pictures and stories you see about war may be hard to understand
and watch. Seeing those pictures over and over again can make you feel worse.
your normal activities or get involved with other things, whether it's riding
your bike, playing with your friends, reading books, or doing homework.
extra time with the adults who care about you. Snuggling up with a parent or grandparent,
or reading a story together, can help you feel protected and loved.
(Article taken from www.kidshealth.org)