Scary experiences

A deeply stressful or scary experience such as a car accident, fire, crime, death of a loved one, sudden illness, violence or abuse challenges a toddler’s sense of security.

Left untreated, these events can cause fears that reach well into adulthood that will be hard to resolve.

Details get lost over time and recall becomes sketchy, so getting down to the issues at a later point can be very difficult.

Dealing with the source of the trauma in a timely way can reduce the anxiety felt by the toddler today, and help them to build a healthier tomorrow.

From: ehow.com Opens in new window

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