“They might have guns but we have flowers”

[fusion_text]An amazing video about how you can help your traumatized child as a parent.

How can you as a parent help your traumatized child?

1. The adult should be a calming influence and help control the child’s emotions and act as role model during the difficult times.

2. Daily life should be restored. Do everyday things: get up at the usual time, go to football practice, get homework done, and enjoy the usual weekend treats. Re-establishing the everyday rhythm helps normalize the situation.

3. Adults should support the child in creating a collective history of the traumatic situation – talk with the child about what happened. Show that you want to answer questions, and you will discuss the experience – even if it’s hard. If possible, revisit the place where the trauma occurred and talk about it.[/fusion_text][youtube id=”xkM-SDNoI_8″ width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””][/youtube]

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