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Jane is passionate about getting high quality science into the public forum delivered so that it is accessible and relatable for families.


Jane’s broadcast experience includes BBC Radio, LBC, Talk Radio and BBC TV news.


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Helping your child with anxiety - BBC World Service, Health Check

Helping your child with anxiety - BBC World Service, Health Check

With stories on Covid and Ukraine, the news cycle can seem distressing even for kids who are too young to pay attention to it, they can still pick up on anxiety amongst family and friends. What can you say to reassure them when you don't know the answers yourself? Click here to subscribe to our channel ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Is the news cycle making children anxious? Consultant Clinical Psychologist Jane Gilmour tells us that children may be more aware of the news than we think, and shares tips for comforting them in the face of uncertainty. Tips: * Translate stories they're hearing into language they'll understand. * Open up the topic to see what's on their mind, "What do you want to know?", rather than, "What are you worried about?". * Be calm as you go about your daily life - your child will find that more reassuring than offering an answer you can't guarantee (ie, "Everything's going to be alright."). And for older children: * They will want to discover information for themselves and their peers. So teach them to critically evaluate the information. Praise them for finding this and show interest in it by watching or reading it together - and even fact check it with them. * If children are naturally anxious, they will need strategies to help them cope. Have a regular check in time, and ask your child to write, draw, or record what they're worried about and you can go through things together. * Teach them how to hold on to worries, and then talk through them with an adult. More on the war in Ukraine here: ---------------- This is the official BBC World Service YouTube channel. If you like what we do, you can also find us here: Instagram ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Twitter ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Facebook ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ BBC World Service website ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Thanks for watching and subscribing! #BBCWorldService #WorldService

Jane is commissioned by the press to comment on young people’s well-being. She writes articles that include evidenced based, practical, relative advice for families.


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