13 min

111. How are we talking fear into children? Exploring the Line Between Safety and Catastrophizing Overpowering Emotions Podcast: Helping Children and Teens Manage Big Feels

    • Mental Health

Today on Overpowering Emotions, I kick off the new Parent Traps series talking about an incredibly influential, but often overlooked aspect of parenting: the distinction between promoting reasonable safety and falling into the anxiety-inducing trap of catastrophizing.



Ever wonder how a simple "Be careful!" can spiral into a storm of worries in a child's mind? It's all about the words we choose. Join me as we explore the powerful impact of adult language - the subtle nuances that can either soothe or stir a child’s deepest anxieties.



Even more importantly, learn how to communicate effectively about safety without inducing unnecessary fear or anxiety in children.



As the first episode in this series, it sets the stage for a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of adult behaviours and child anxiety. This series will be critical to foster resilience and healthy emotional development in children.



Want to learn more? Be sure to check out the blog post I wrote on this topic too: https://korupsychology.ca/words-that-worry/



Prefer to watch? https://youtu.be/TJJWxj0DIcM



Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

Today on Overpowering Emotions, I kick off the new Parent Traps series talking about an incredibly influential, but often overlooked aspect of parenting: the distinction between promoting reasonable safety and falling into the anxiety-inducing trap of catastrophizing.



Ever wonder how a simple "Be careful!" can spiral into a storm of worries in a child's mind? It's all about the words we choose. Join me as we explore the powerful impact of adult language - the subtle nuances that can either soothe or stir a child’s deepest anxieties.



Even more importantly, learn how to communicate effectively about safety without inducing unnecessary fear or anxiety in children.



As the first episode in this series, it sets the stage for a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of adult behaviours and child anxiety. This series will be critical to foster resilience and healthy emotional development in children.



Want to learn more? Be sure to check out the blog post I wrote on this topic too: https://korupsychology.ca/words-that-worry/



Prefer to watch? https://youtu.be/TJJWxj0DIcM



Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

13 min