Some things parents never forget. Like the first time a mother holds her newborn child. Or the first time a baby belly laughs at a father’s antics. But when I think of our son’s early days, one unpleasant memory comes to mind. Our baby’s wince of pain when the nurse took him–bristling with drainage tubes, […]Continue Reading... 2 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.
Dr. Leonardo Leonidas, MD, recently retired assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he was recognized with a Distinguished Career Teaching Award, has identified fetal post-traumatic stress disorder as a critical link to childhood and chronic illness. Fetal PTSD occurs during pregnancy, as toxic chemicals and substances, as well as […]Continue Reading... 6 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.
Today’s blog is offered to us by friend and colleague Jolene Philo, author of A Different Dream for My Child and A Different Dream Parenting. The original post can be found at The Friendship Circle, which offers special needs resources for parents and educators. No one wants the words “post-traumatic stress disorder” and “children” to appear in the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.