But don't give up. Ironically, even though media and technology seem to be the cause of our collective pessimism, they're also essential for overcoming it, either by using them wisely or knowing when to put them away.
Here are six ways to find the silver lining in every cloud.
When you "right-size" things, it lessens kids' fears and restores hope.
Talk about what you're grateful for
Counter defeatist attitudes by nurturing your kid's character. Strong character grounds your kids when the world feels chaotic. Take the time to share what you're grateful for. Encourage them to persevere against obstacles and to have compassion for others.
Fight fake news
Taking fact-checking into your own hands is empowering.
Stand up to cyberbullies
Standing up to cyberbullies shows you believe you can make a change.
Stamp out hate speech
If your kid can influence only one person to knock off the negative stuff, then they'll influence someone else, and they'll influence someone else, and they'll ...
Tune out the world for a while
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