Will trauma negatively impact my child?

Peter A. Levine, PhD Author of Trauma Proofing Your Kids, shares advice for parents on how to keep trauma from having a lasting negative impact on their child
How To Keep Trauma From Negatively Impact Your Child
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Will trauma negatively impact my child?

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Every time we help a child meet a challenge in their lives, that will give them more resilience in later situations in their life. Here's an example; the pet dies - A dog, a cat or even a gold fish. The child is really - Their grief is stimulated. And by helping the child, not only understand that all living creatures die, but to have them learn that they don't have to be stuck with it; that they may have tears and they can cry their tears. They may be angry, they might want to draw pictures of the pet, or of a friend or a sibling that has gotten sick, or has even died. The important thing is that each time we help our child master any challenge that diffuses out to all future events and will make our children stronger and more compassionate human beings.

Peter A. Levine, PhD Author of Trauma Proofing Your Kids, shares advice for parents on how to keep trauma from having a lasting negative impact on their child

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Peter A. Levine, PhD

Author of Trauma Proofing Your Kids & Developer of Somatic Experiencing

Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts trainings in this work throughout the world. Dr. Levine was a stress consultant for NASA on the development of the space shuttle project. Levine’s international best-seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into 24 languages. Levine’s contribution was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award  Recognizing Outstanding Professionals in the Field of Child/Adolescent Mental Health from the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center.

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