Tag Archive: childhood trauma

Tips On How To Manage Your Child’s Nightmares

What a NIGHTMARE! We use the term ‘Nightmare’ to describe a range of bad situations but a real nightmare can leave a child feeling angry, shameful, scared, anxious, or upset.  Whilst toddlers can take a long time to calm down because they believe the nightmare to be real, older children can learn to differentiate dreams from…
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December 9, 2013 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Play Methods to Help Children Understand Trauma And Disaster

Have you noticed how children play out disaster situations like Hurricane Sandy in their play? Understanding how and why children do this can help us react appropriately and use the play opportunity to develop skills such as empathy and understanding in our children. Children who are getting their teddies, dolls, action figures or Playmobil out…
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October 29, 2012 Tags:, , , , , , ,