Holly Willoughby Says Climate Change Scares Her Children

This week Holly Willoughby opened up about the fact that climate change has instilled a great sense of worry in her children.

When we mention the topic of climate-change it usually pertains to something bad. It is no great secret that the world is currently experiencing some very scary changes. Changes that have lead to death and devastation for people, countries and entire eco-systems. The topic of climate change is a scary one and understandably fills people with a sense of helplessness and anxiety. We want to do something to help the world we are living in and many of us do not know where to start.

This week Holly Willoughby opened up about the fact that climate change has instilled a great sense of worry in her childen. Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Holly said that her children regularly come home from school talking about climate change and the environment in general. However recently the questions have

become quite fearful and I'm wondering as a parent, how do we deal with that? Because it's not just affecting adults, it is affecting our children too

Holly was joined by two environmental activists who spoke about their experience of feeling intense anxiety towards matters of climate-change. Both guests spoke about the sense of helplessness and worry that cripples them on a daily basis, despite doing their best to help implement and encourage a positive change in our society.

During the interview Holly mentioned that as a family they try to be environmentally conscious in their lifestyle choices and yet all three children experience worry about the subject. As part of their school curriculum they learn about these topics and it plays on their mind as a result.

Holly's comments resonated with so many of us. As parents we have never been trained in this department. We simply have to navigate it as best as we can to ensure that our children feel safe and that equally they can trust us to always give them the truth.

Our children are hearing about the bush-fires. They're hearing about the animals that are dying and the uncertainty surrounding the future. Perhaps the best approach is to unite as a family and do everything in our power to live in a more environmentally friendly way. Here are some tips that might help you do just that.

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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