Re: obsession that something bad will happen to kids or myself?
I have this to an extent and Dr's have always said it is a form of depression, but I don't listen to much of what they say anymore since their only response is to dope me up. I too am a Mother and sometimes think my worrysome thoughts go beyond what is considered normal when she is traveling with the basketball team and things. I blame this on the News I watch.
I have more problems when I watch too much News but I am fine when I limit my News intake. (I know that sounds goofy) It is all about obsessing on it.
Really, think about it, there is NEVER anything upbeat and positive in the News, it is always gloom and doom, and I swear on the days no gloom and doom is happening they dig even deeper to find something awful to do a special "what if" report to make us fearful of.
I read a happy book, or watch a funny movie or just take a walk. The less I am hooked up to the TV the better off I am.
A lot of people approach risk as if it's the enemy when it's really fortune's accomplice.