I have been writing about the symptoms of trauma in children. Severe shame places a child in emotionally fertile ground, a brain state that predisposes him/her to trauma, particularly if the child has been shamed by someone significant. Therefore, it is very important to be aware of the messages that we send as parents that could be toxic and lead […]
As I have written about trauma and its impact in children, some readers have asked what traumatic symptoms look like when a child becomes a teenager. So, with helpful information from the National Child Trauma Stress Network, let’s correlate some symptoms with specific age groups to establish a better picture of how trauma’s far-reaching fingers complicate a child’s life.
We have been discussing how Reactive Attachment Disorder impacts children and adults. Since this syndrome originates with the dynamics between the parent or caregiver and if or how the child attached (bonded) to that adult, then how does a healthy attachment develop?