In a previous episode, we talked about a very young girl who had been in ICU for ten days. During her stay and especially afterwards, her parents noticed how much her personality had changed. In the short span of ten days, she had become aloof as well as combative and aggressive towards her mother.
This change in personality was a result of her mother holding her down as procedures took place. When her mother held her down, the terrified little girl had no idea how to process and understand what was happening to her. As a result, these behaviors occurred.
In this podcast, we discuss how to support your children after they’ve been affected by trauma or traumatic events.