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Children aren’t immune to anxiety struggles and you should get in touch with a professional (Shutterstock)

It’s natural for children to have fears whether they’re real or made up. To be fair, many adults also have lots of fears that affect their lives. Clearly, this is a deep subject and as parents, you have to help your children overcome.

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They’ll learn how to think critically about their fears and it also reduces the chances of developing full blown anxiety problems.

Before the fear develops into other mental problems and affect their behavior, you can do something about it. Here are some ways you can talk to your kids about their fears

  1. Talk to them about the source of their fears

Be patient when talking them to about it so that they can open up about their feelings. You might discover that they’re fearful of something because of what someone said at school, what they watched on TV or an experience they had.

You’ll also note whether their fears are real or imaginary and whether they’re actually already dealing with real anxiety issues, which is a deeper issue.

  1. Acknowledge their feelings

Acknowledging their fears will show them that you value their feelings. Be more compassionate and try to understand where they’re coming from even if what they’re scared of isn’t real.

Even in the adult world, there are many scary superstitions that people believe in so you shouldn’t make them feel crazy for believing what they do.

Whether the fears are real or not, you shouldn’t tell them to ‘just ignore it’ or ‘move on’ because it’ll be counterproductive.

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  1. Talk to them about your own fears

Fear is a very isolating emotion. It makes you feel like you’re the only one who’s freaking out over something and that you have a problem.

Because of this, your children might avoid opening up completely especially if they’ve been shamed about it before. They need to know that everybody has fears including you.

This is a huge step in their healing process because they come to understand that they’re just like everyone else. And if mom or dad can overcome their fears, so can they.

It’s natural for children to have fears (Shutterstock)

  1. Come up with solutions or coping mechanisms

Now that they know it’s okay to feel scared and that everybody deals with that sometimes, they’re more relaxed and open to embracing the solutions you have to offer.

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If you don’t want them to watch certain cartoons anymore, politely tell them about your concerns.

You should also teach them how to do some breathing exercises or any other coping mechanisms you have in mind, whenever they’re feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Reassure them that everything will be okay

Start by reminding them of the courageous things they’ve done in the past. Show them that you’re proud of them for not crying at the dentist or the time they managed to be strong when the family pet died.

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Those scenarios that seemed insignificant are actually what will help them rediscover their inner strength.

They also need to hear you say that everything will be okay because those reassuring words from a parent are very important.

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 Extra tips:

  • You should also encourage them through the word of God if you’re someone who’s religious. That will help them cope better when they know they’re always protected.
  • Another strategy is to bring in some humor to deflect their worries. Just a heads up though, if they’re in the middle of a panic attack, your main focus is reassuring them that they’re safe. It’s probably not a good time to joke about anything for now.
  • If those fears are starting to affect their lives, they could be dealing with anxiety already. Children aren’t immune to anxiety struggles and you should get in touch with a professional like a therapist for example, because they’re more equipped in handling anxiety disorders in children.
  • Pray for your children. Some things are deeper than we can even begin to understand.

 

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Number of medics infected with Covid-19 rises to 54 cases

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The number of health workers who have tested positive for Coronavirus in the country has risen to 54.

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Acting director-general for Health Dr. Patrick Amoth said Thursday that the toll represents 3.5% of the total infections in the country.

Gladly, no fatality has been recorded among the health care workers in the country.

On his part, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe urged health workers to prioritize their own health and safety, even as they attend to Covid-19 patients.

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He also praised them for being on the front line in fighting the virus.

Kagwe pledged more government support to improve their welfare during this pandemic period.

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At the same time, Kiambu governor James Nyoro called for the recruitment of more health workers to help boost efforts in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic at the county level.

Kagwe says the government is on course to ensure that the country achieves the envisaged Universal Health Coverage goal.

The Cabinet Secretary who spoke in Kiambu County said that the government is intent on making health more accessible to all by putting in place measures that make healthcare affordable.

Universal health coverage is a healthcare system in which all residents of a particular country or region are assured of access to healthcare.

UHC answers to Sustainable Development Goal number three which is Good Health and Well-being.

The CS called on Kenyans to register for the National Health Insurance Fund noting that it is through contribution to the fund that the government can ensure accessible healthcare to all.

Also read https://www.kbc.co.ke/kenyas-covid-19-cases-test-positive/

 

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At the End of June, It Will Be Life Support for Kenyan SMEs

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Seventy-five (75%) percent of Kenyan Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be running the risk of collapsing at the end of June as COVID-19 continues to ravage the business entities that form the bedrock of the country’s economy.

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge in a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) virtual briefing on Thursday expressed concern that three-quarters of small and medium Kenyan businesses do not have the wherewithal to withstand the pandemic stressing the urgent need for a formula to stop their imminent death.

According to Dr Njoroge, a survey conducted by the monetary policy regulator in April shows that SMEs are running on empty, struggling to sustain operations including paying suppliers.

“Whatever policy action put in place to help MSMEs needs to go beyond finance, into finance plus, including linkages to other markets, ” said Dr. Njoroge.

The CBK Governor also called on Kenyans not to hesitate sharing the challenges they are facing while servicing their loans adding that the regulator is working with banks to make sure that borrowers get the relief they need to to overcome the crisis.

As part of the measures to support businesses, Njoroge said, Kenyans should be ready to explain the challenges they are experiencing with their banks while servicing loans.

Thursday’s briefing was a follow up of a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision to maintain the base lending rate at 7.00%.

Worrying Times

SMEs form the cream of Kenya’s economy constituting 98% of all businesses in the country according to CBK statistics.

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Conversely, this boards gloom for the SMEs which employ approximately 14.9 million Kenyans.

As it stands, SMEs have already taken a beating from the restriction of movement within and outside the country compounded by the widespread loss of jobs in the country.

In the same vein, another survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that a third of Kenyans are struggling to pay rent over the pandemic.

The survey dubbed Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Households Report, 30.5 percent of households were unable to pay rent on the agreed date in April citing reduced income.

All these factors combined are piling pressure on the government to reopen the economy to cushion Kenyans who are struggling to sustain their livelihoods without a source of income.

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EXCLUSIVE: “He is not my type, he is too bitchy,” VDJ Jones fires at Magix Enga over the Rudra Kartel scuffle

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For while now music producer Magix Enga has been a topic of discussion in most digital media spaces. It started out with the noise of an alleged fall out with one of his proteges Rudra Kartel.

An incident where the lad, Rudra accused Enga of manipulating him with a contract.

Also read: EXCLUSIVE: Magix Enga finally reveals why he was forced to kick out Rudra Kartel

Well three weeks in Ghafla got the chance and spoke to VDJ Jones who was in the middle of the scuffle with Magix Enga over Rudra and he had a lot to say about Enga.

According to VDJ Jones, Rudra reached out to him with the claim that Enga had done nothing to help him since he was unveiled. Thus the video that went viral with Rudra ranting the producer being a let down.

In the case Jones said he tried to reach out to Enga but the two could not come to an agreement. Furthermore, Enga accused Vdj Jones of promising the young lad a free collabo. This something that Jones adamantly refutes.

Asked whether he had any project with Rudra he said he has none. Thus calling Magix Enga a liar.

This writer went ahead to ask if he can work with Magix Enga and Rudra, Jones vehemently shut us down shooting at Enga.

“He is not my type coz that guy is too bitchy, ako na issuez za kidem he thrives on scandals and for me I don’t work that way!!”

Enga’s clout chasing

Consequently, the exchange went on for a while but all of a sudden Enga is now promoting Rudra Kartel’s new upcoming Ep.

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The same  guy he said he would never take back. Talk of clout! Enga is good at it whatever makes him a trend sales for his brand. Am  sure we are aware of his recent noise around wanting to sign Tanzania’s WCB arists.

Below is the link of the interview with VDJ Jones.


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