Our 9yo GD, usually a sunny and sociable child, has suddenly developed separation anxiety from her parents and become nervous in other situations. I imagine she is not alone - this is a result of the terrible events in Manchester last week. It was hard to avoid the news but her parents followed advice from places like BBC Newsround in talking to her about it so it was done in a gentle and age appropriate manner. However I don't think anyone of any age has not been affected to it so her reaction is understandable. I would love ideas of how best to help her.
She says she doesn't want to let her parents out of her sight in case something happens to them while she is away from them. She also became very nervous in a busy and enclosed space while out (with her parents) and from the language she used it's clear she has heard grown ups (not her parents) talking about the element of risk in places like this in these times of heightened security
None of us like to see her like this but any ways to help her deal with this would be gratefully received.
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