How Do Kids Handle Childhood Trauma?

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How does trauma impact kids? And what can we do about the impact of childhood trauma? These important topics and more on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week. This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

This is Episode #10 and we’re breaking down how kids handle trauma with Beth Tyson, Trauma-Informed Parenting Educator and Author of A Grandfamily for Sullivan. You'll find her tips on helping your kids build up strength incredibly valuable. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you learned something!

How do kids handle childhood trauma?

In today’s episode, I talk to Beth Tyson – Trauma-Informed Parenting Educator and Author of A Grandfamily for Sullivan. We dove deep into how kids handle trauma. Learn the importance of play in early childhood, how trauma impacts kids and what we can do about it, how to let your kids build up strength, when to step in and when to stand back, and the heartwarming story behind her book. We detailed everything from recognizing how your child is feeling to recognizing when to be proactive. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What are the symptoms of childhood trauma?
  • Why can foster care kids have greater likelihood of childhood trauma?
  • What are some strategies for helping kids deal with childhood trauma?
  • How do you approach handling childhood trauma with young children?
  • Why does frequently speaking to children help them develop?
  • How do you help your child develop independence?
  • Why is play important for children with childhood trauma?
  • What is A Grandfamily for Sullivan?

Find out more about Beth at BethTyson.com, on Instagram at @BethTyson_TraumaCare, in her EmotiMinds Facebook group, and buy her book on Amazon.

I especially enjoyed Beth's advice on when to be proactive with your child's development, and when to be patient. There's much more where that came from. Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

What is The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show?

This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

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