New year, new concerns?

Some things never change.

As we begin a new year, research shows that the top concerns among children continue to relate to school and grades.

But the second cause of stress is safety – at school, nearer to home and in the world. Observers blame what’s called our “porous bubble of security.”

Children see scary images on multiple screens, including those as near as the phone held in their hand. This continuous stream of anxiety-producing content is a good reminder that we need to repeatedly reduce fear by telling our kids about the many ways we work to keep them safe.

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