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Common Reactions to Distress in Children

It is difficult to predict how some children will respond to disasters and traumatic events. Below are some common reactions to distress seen in children. The common reactions to distress will fade over time for most children. Children who were directly exposed to a disaster can become upset again; behaviors related to the event may …

Five Ways to Help Children Cope with COVID-19

Children may respond to stress in different ways including regressing from previous milestones or becoming more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated,  and even bedwetting. Here are five ways to help them navigate COVID-19. Manage your own anxieties– Children pick up on the emotions of the adults around them even when they try to hide …

White Noise as a Sleep Aid

White Noise as a Sleep Aid

DEFINITION White noise is a mix of many sonic frequencies of equal intensity. What is White Noise? Whirring fans, rustling wind, and babbling waterfalls are all examples of ambient noise: Soothing, appealing sounds that help mask unwanted noise, creating a calming atmosphere. Some say this type of “white noise” aids focus and helps sleep. What …