Worries plus hot Summer nights can make for some pretty stressful bedtimes. We've heard from lots of parents this week asking help for their little worriers. For many children in Christchurch the 5.7 mag earthquake on Sunday was their first experience of an earthquake and it made their emotions wobble as much as the ground did. It doesn't take a natural disaster to shake up a child's worries and bring them flooding to the surface. All children benefit from a consistent bedtime routine, and having one can make the harder nights a little easier on everyone.
We all worry and feel anxiety at times in our lives. Anxiety can impact on children and their families in many ways. The Worry Bug Project seeks to support parents and teachers to recognise and address mild to moderate anxiety.