Dr. Dan was on KTVU Fox 2’s morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area, taking about how to support those affected by disaster — including the North Bay (California) fires. He recommends being specific about any help you can offer, and making sure it is tangible.
DR. DAN’S BLOG
BY DR. DAN
I feel sick. My dread has been growing since my wife woke me up this morning to tell me what happened in Las Vegas. My usual coping mechanisms aren’t working. I can’t just say, “It happened in Europe…It happened in the South…It’s terrorism…It was at a protest…” It’s not that any of these things I usually say to myself are true or accurate, it’s just that they usually allow me to put my head down and deal with life day to day with a quiet sadness for those who are gone and who have lost loved ones.
“Our younger kids don’t need to know what the world is really like yet.” Dr. Dan offers parenting advice and strategies for facing fear and uncertainty from events like the Las Vegas mass shooting — on KTVU Fox 2’s “The 9” show in the SF Bay Area.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have been impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. Dr. Dan was moved to write a blog reflecting on today’s terrible news, as a way to process it. He hopes it will help you and your family. Read “Facing Fear and Uncertainty” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Worry and fear cause our children to feel bad, often cause parent-child conflict and stress, keep our children from fully experiencing life, and fully reaching their potential. Teaching kids about how fear and worry work in their bodies, and specific thinking and doing strategies to fight the Worry Monster, empowers them to take a stand against this bully. Read “10 Steps to Tame the Worry Monster,” in Dr.
Here are some fun things kids can do to bring them back into the mind frame of reading, writing, learning, being curious, critically thinking, engaging in dialogue and just plain moving the body. Read “Back to School Brain Boosters,” in Dr. Dan’s latest Parent Footprints column for August in Diablo Gazette.
BY DR DAN
It’s here, the moment your kids have been waiting for – summer vacation. You have been waiting for it, too! A break from all the homework, after school activities, sports, enrichment classes, music, and more. Finally, a break! But is it? If only a few weeks into summer, you are asking “what date does school start?” you are not alone.
BY DR. DAN PETERS
My son asked if I could take he and a friend snowboarding for a Sunday adventure. It was short notice and a very long day (4 hours drive each way) but I agreed, looking forward to some quality time with my son and in nature after some big storms.
My son was snowboarding with his friend and I decided to ski.