Children don’t get traumatized because they get hurt. They become traumatized when left alone with their hurt.
At a young age, children need guidance and support to process and deal with their big feelings, otherwise they will either suppress them or act out. For example, contrary to what we’ve been told, anger is not a bad emotion. Children just need support in releasing it in a healthy way.
As adults, we need to provide them with this safe space to do so. Talking and journaling with them daily is a great way of doing this.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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