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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Moods by John Preston

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Chapter 24
Helping Children Deal With Emotionally Painful Times
In This Chapter
• Truth-telling and validating a child’s feelings
• Getting your children to share their feelings with you
• The impact of upsetting media on a child’s sense of safety in the world
• Signs to help determine if your child needs professional help
 
Although most of this book has been devoted to coping with the demands of adult life, in this chapter I want to spend some time talking about how to help young people in your life.

Helping Your Children

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