27 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Have Children Tell Stories to Reduce Anxieties

A toddler falls and scrapes an elbow. A kindergartner loses a beloved pet. A fifth-grader faces a bully at school. When a child experiences painful, disappointing, or scary moments, it can be overwhelming, with big emotions and bodily sensations flooding the right brain. When this happens, we as parents can help bring the left hemisphere into the picture so that the child can begin to understand what’s happening. One of the best ways to promote this type of integration is to help retell the...
Folksonomies: parenting children anxiety
Folksonomies: parenting children anxiety
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Having children tell and re-tell stories of traumatizing experiences can help them understand and master their feelings of it.