Parents opting to hide anxiety and stress from the children during difficult family transitions may be jeopardising their wellbeing.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to clinical psychologist, Fatima Molemba, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
Small children tend to internalise the negativity around them and will look at the world as very instable and unsafe.— Fatima Molemba, clinical psychologist
Children know intuitively when something is wrong, and the important thing is to frame what's going on at a level that they can understand.— Fatima Molemba, clincal psychologist
Find a safe space to process your emotions because we would never encourage people to suppress their emotions.— Fatima Molemba, clinical psychologist