Young children, toddlers, and preschoolers — even babies — know when bad things happen, and they remember what they have been through. After a scary event, we often see changes in their behavior. They may cry more, become clingy and not want us to leave, have temper tantrums, hit others, have problems sleeping, become afraid of things that didn’t bother them before, lose skills… Changes like these are a sign that they need help. Here are some ways you can help them.

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[Source: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network]