This article is not really about climate change and it’s not really about anxiety. I'm no expert on either. What it is is some helpful ideas on how to have a good conversation with your child about something that's causing them concern. (Plus it's a chance for me to share some references to the movie Waterworld, which may or may not fall into the 'helpful ideas' category...)
Now I know what you’re thinking, “I understand why penguins and people in the Maldives might be anxious about climate change, but why would my children be worried about this stuff?”
Climate change is a hot topic and these days even our youngest kiddos have caught wind of it (sorry, bad weather puns). This means that lots of parents are having to work out how to guide a generation of young people who have really strong opinions about single-use plastic and electric cars.