Today we discuss the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary
How to talk with your kids about these seemingly insurmountable traumas.
How to find your kids coping skills and build them up.
December 14th 2012 will be a day of infamy. A day where mommas and daddy's sent of their little bits to school with the full intention of seeing them again soon.
But many of them did not see their kids Friday afternoon.
As I tried to process this all I felt myself numbing out. I wasn't connecting to the issue. But I pulled up the list of kiddos (all my daughters age) that had died and saw other kids with my kids names. One boy looked like my son. And then this tragedy all became clear.
This would be like sending my daughter off to school and never seeing her again. How I would miss her smile, her biological curiosity, and her love for the show Weird, True, and Freaky. While I pretended, the weight of the issue hit me. Many are currently dealing with this on a real level.
But with all this said, what do you do if this is a reality for you and is there a lesson here for smaller trauma's. Most certainly. Today we will cover the BASIC Ph model for coping and help you learn what your kids coping skill is.
How Children Cope with Trauma - NASP website mentioned.