Triggers suck. There. I said it. Granted, that’s probably not the most eloquent way to start a blog post. What it is, however, is the most honest I can be about the way it feels to live life stumbling around a psychological minefield of trauma triggers, hoping and praying that one doesn’t get set off. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My kids were five and seven the day we were rear-ended on a busy street. Although I didn’t connect the symptoms to the accident at the time, my children both showed signs of PTSD for months afterwards. I wish I’d known more about trauma at the time. One in ten children will continue to suffer […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Friends and relatives who knew Gisella Ford described her as a smart, respectful, and mature eight-year-old. She died from multiple injuries from abuse and neglect, inflicted at the hands of relatives. And although she was surrounded by family, Gisella was neglected so badly that at the time of her death, maggots were found infesting an […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
The following blog was written by Dr. Beth Robinson in the after math of the Cleveland shooting. The principles Dr. Robinson presents can also be adapted for parents who are looking for responses for their children who may be asking questions following the Oklahoma City tornado. When your child learns about a tragedy or natural […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Kids have an amazingly accurate radar for being aware of what’s going on around them, even when the adults in their lives are pretending like nothing is happening. And so my experience is that you really are best served by being age-appropriately candid with children, especially when it comes to dealing with their fears. These […]Continue Reading... No Comments.