Co-written with Maggie Kline
This landmark book is, designed for parents and focuses on preventing and healing trauma. Parents often find themselves puzzled by unexpected changes in the behavior and moods of their children—not associating these alterations with some seemingly minor mishap.
Trauma Proofing Your Kids demonstrates, through case examples, how the effects of trauma can result, not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, death of loved ones and natural disasters, but from “ordinary” events that affect many of our children. Symptoms such as anxiety, nightmares, aggression, hyperactivity, depression, and physical illness may develop after everyday incidents such as falls, auto accidents, medical procedures, bullying, sports injuries, witnessing violence (including in the media), divorce, or separation. Children are even impacted by our escalating stress reactions to the uncertain financial times that we now face. With simple step-by-step instructions this book helps parents equip their children with a sense of resilience, confident joyful children.
What people are saying about this ground breaking work:
“This book is a must for every parent, teacher, coach or scout leader… it book will teach you how to help children move through painful sensations and feelings without undue distress. It is a pioneering work, a pioneering insight and a pioneering triumph. It is visionary common sense, pure and simple.”
• Mira Rothenberg, Author of Children with Emerald Eyes and Director Emeritus of the Blueberry Treatment Centers