Lately the traumatic events that have inundated the news have increased. It is almost impossible to keep your kids away from all the bad things happening and to be truthful I rather tell my son, that let him learn from others and maybe get wrong and confusing information. So how do you discuss traumatic events with young children? Although these may be difficult conversations, they are also very important. Here are some tips to help in difficult times:
Fortunately, most children are quite resilient. However, by creating an open environment where they feel free to ask questions, we can help them cope with stressful events and experiences, and reduce the risk of lasting emotional difficulties.
Adapted from the research done by David Fassler, M.D.
David Fassler, M.D.is a clinical professor in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
Great tips...another tip a friend gave me was to emphasize the good among the bad. Talk about the heroes. Talk about how people are helping. "Yes, there are are people who do bad things, but for every person who does something aweful there are hundreds of people who do good things to help when something like this happens." I think for both kids and adults it's comforting to know that there are more "good guys" than "bad guys" out there.
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4/16/2013 04:54:46 am
That is great. And with your permission I want to add that to the translation into Spanish of this post ( of course going you props)
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