iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
There have been many recent terror events around the world that have not only led to loss of life and injuries, but a growing sense of uncertainty and fear.
If these events have left you feeling a bit on edge, here are some things you can do to tame the anxiety:
- When talking to your kids, it’s important to share age-appropriate details about what happened.
- Start a conversation so that kids don’t feel they must avoid the topic, and if you don’t know an answer, an “I don’t know” is an appropriate response.
- Don’t be afraid to speak with a mental health professional about your stress or anxiety.
- Try unplugging from your mobile devices for just an hour a day — the peace and quiet might actually help.
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