ISPCC research indicates talking about worries crucial to allaying children's fears

ISPCC research indicates talking about worries crucial to allaying children's fears

The importance of a child having someone to talk to about their worries is being highlighted in new research from the ISPCC.

It shows the number of young people who feel afraid 'all the time' decreased by 16% when they have a relative to turn to.

Children who feel like they are supported at home or in the community are much less likely to be afraid.

ISPCC spokesperson, Caroline O'Sullivan, says kids these days are under so much pressure, it's vital they feel supported.

"One in five young people stated they felt that everything is difficult all of the time. This indicated the pressure young people feel in their day to day lives.

"On a positive note then, children who feel they can openly communicate with their parents are much less likely to feel anxious."


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