Trauma-proofing your Kids

Trauma-proofing your Kids

A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy, and Resilience

eBook - 2014
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The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering--and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more "ordinary" ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them "bounce back" after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life's circumstances.In addition to arming parents with priceless protective strategies, best-selling authors Dr. Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer an antidote to trauma and a recipe for creating resilient kids no matter what misfortune has besieged them. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is a treasure trove of simple-to-follow "stress-busting," boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma's effect on a child's body, mind and spirit. Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable difficulties that arise during the various ages and stages of development, this ground-breaking book simplifies an often mystifying and complex subject, empowering parents to raise truly confident and joyful kids despite stressful and turbulent times.
Publisher: New York : North Atlantic Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781583949726
1583949720
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Kline, Maggie

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portlandrolfer
Jan 28, 2017

Very insightful, with practical ideas for how to support children of all ages in handling emotionally challenging experiences. We used this to help a 15-month-old boy prepare for a small surgery, and the staff said he was the most chill patient they'd ever seen. For example, including medical masks during play time so that they aren't scary, and working up to waking him up from a nap while wearing it. Also, playing "spinning" games so that feeling dizzy from the anesthesia doesn't feel so strange.

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m_ms_uk
Aug 31, 2016

Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to deal with the death of two people that were a significant part of my life and all the misery that went with it. What I want to know is, what is the point of grief, why is it so awful to the point that you feel your own life is not worth living, why is the experience so shocking and what do we really gain from it. I know I am not the same person and that everything is different now, I don't view that as a bad thing really but what it took me to get to the other side of this is something I find hard to deal with and I wonder what your thoughts are on grief? Can we ignore it and just get on with our lives because some people seem able to do that, whereas I couldn't carry on, I couldn't even function at all for months and months. Maybe that's a tough journey

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