This post is from the MARCH 2022 newsletter – click here to read it.
This month we are speaking to how children have struggled in the last two years; a lifetime in a child’s world. We’re talking about how they’ve struggled with learning new concepts using the limiting tools provided to them. Naturally, kids have felt the pressure and stress that their parents have been under, in some cases, feeling insurmountable to many children we’ve served. Some of the behaviors like lying or symptoms of mental and emotional withdrawal can be vastly improved by safely detoxing the traumas they’ve been subjected to over the last twenty-four months.
When we parents are struggling, we often speed up to try and get more things done in a day. Children need slow, relaxed parenting and to feel heard. These opposing forces can cause our children to act out to get more attention, or tell lies so they don’t get in trouble, or even feel lost and marginalized with the desire to simply want to hang out with their friends and even you. This month’s articles will help you sort through the maelstrom of symptoms that may have shown up in your children.
Some kids we serve have shown symptoms of feeling suffocated like chronic coughs or even asthma, some kids hide their tears and frustration while feeling deeply hurt and traumatized by not being able to visit their grandparents or their best friend down the street because of their immunization status. Needless to say, it’s been profoundly difficult and painful and most kids are carrying around a lot more harbored anger, fear, resentment and grief than ever before.
This is why we’re here. Our job is to help unload the burdens we adults and children carry as a result of major and generalized traumas (https://arcanum.ca/2020/11/10/are-you-suffering-from-major-or-accumulated-traumas/) without causing an ounce of harm. You’re not alone. We’ve all taken hits over the last two years. Is it time to ask for help?
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