Wildfires are fanning flames of anxiety for many kids. How can parents help them cope?

This story is part of Amy Bell’s Parental Guidance column, which airs on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition.

Wildfires have burned a terrifying path through our province this summer, but the impact of these fires will be felt for months, even years, to come.

I can’t begin to imagine what it’s like to watch flames advance on your community, suddenly be told to flee from your home and then potentially learn it’s been lost to the fires: the panic, the uncertainty and, for some, the utter loss.

It would be so much for a young mind to process. So it’s no wonder some kids are struggling with the consequences of this record-breaking wildfire season. 

‘Compounded stress’

To understand

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