Helping children channel aggressive behaviours
The differences between kissing and biting, between patting and hitting, nudging and pushing are not automatically understood and children. Striking the balance between too much and too little aggression is one of the most difficult things to learn for the young child. United States
Helping children cope after traumatic events
Even if children have not seen images of disasters, war and terrorism the will absorb the emotions and feeling of the adults they love. United States
Talking to children about bushfires
Natural disaster such as bushfires, floods etc can be a major trauma for children and some young children are emotionally stressed and many feel a sense of loss and grief for a longtime after the bushfire. Australia
When there is a tragedy or disaster
How adults talk to children about tragedy or disaster depends on the age of the child and how emotionally linked they are to the event. Australia
Building resilience in the face of disaster-tragedy
Building resilience in children in the face of fear and tragedy. Includes suggestions for adults to help children cope with frightening and tragic events. United States
Helping children cope with stress
Times of disaster increase children's sense of vulnerability. How children manage emotional stress in the face of disaster and tragedy depends on their maturity and on how those close to them respond. United States
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