Friday, August 1st, 2014

Feeling Of Safety Important For Young Children After Recent Tragedy

Child-with-Mom-Safe-SecureIn the wake of the Boston tragedy, parents are being reminded how such events can emotionally traumatize young children.  

Psychologist Korenna Barto says the images and stories splashed everywhere can have a negative impact on a child’s well-being, and that is why parents need to reinforce their roles as a safe haven and a secure base.

Barto says feeling safe is especially important for children through age five. A variety of resources for talking with children about tragedy can be found online, at www.attachmentparenting.org

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