Different Types of Childhood Traumatic Stress

Childhood traumatic stress occurs when violent or dangerous events overwhelm a child’s or adolescent’s ability to cope.

Traumatic events may include:

  • Neglect and psychological, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Natural disasters, terrorism, and community school violence
  • Witnessing or experiencing intimate partner violence
  • Commercial sexual exploitation 
  • Serious accidents, life threatening illness, or sudden violent loss of a loved one
  • Refugee and war experiences
  • Military family-related stressors, such as parental deployment, loss or injury

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Observation is Very Important

Observing your child’s physical actions, expressions, gestures and behaviors, and listening to their talking and interacting with others will show you how they’re developing, their likes and dislikes and how they learn through their play and interactions. It will reveal more about them as an individual, and how they interact with other children as well as adults.

Observation identifies the area and areas your child may be struggling with so you can address these issues and ensure they get the suitable support needed.

Observing your child gives you the accurate information needed to meet your child’s needs and help them to continually improve their learning and development.

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Tired of Temper Tantrums?

Toddlers and preschoolers feel emotions that are the cause of temper tantrums. They feel emotions in a more full-body way than adults do. They get trapped in these emotions not able to articulate how they’re feeling about the emotion and it’s a struggle for them to know what to do about it. 

Here’s some of the ways to avoid them happening:

  1. Be consistent. Establish a daily routine so that your child knows what to expect.
  2. Plan ahead. Run errands when your child isn’t likely to be hungry or tired.
  3. Let your child make appropriate choices. Avoid saying no to everything.
  4. Praise good behavior.
  5. Avoid situations you have observed trigger tantrums.

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Everybody’s Godma

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings”. 

Wow! I saw that quote and it summoned up what I am advocating and what I am doing is all about. I’m everybody’s godma!

My motivation in writing and publishing I Want To Know How To Grow is to get you to get into conversations with your kids to teach them what they need to become healthy and active and well educated and kind-hearted youth in this world in their new beginning of their generation being capable of taking good care of themselves and knowledgeable enough to relate to and accept the diversity of others they come into direct contact and communication with. 

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