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How can parents deal with nightmares of children after hearing bad news or seeing it in media? @drpam

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Reassure

What we do, of course, depends upon the age of the child.
But certain principles are constant. Be truthful.Reaffirm that you are doing everything in your power to provide a safe environment.Emphasize that the circumstances are very unusual and rarely happen. Help them think of the positive things in life. These strategies help.

In brief: Reassure

What we do, of course, depends upon the age of the child.
But certain principles are constant. Be truthful.Reaffirm that you are doing everything in your power to provide a safe environment.Emphasize that the circumstances are very unusual and rarely happen. Help them think of the positive things in life. These strategies help.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Love and patience

Hug them, be patient with them, limit the exposure to seeing the news on tv over & over, be honest with them when they ask questions, ask them if they have questions, concerns or fears, tell them that you're by their side and that in general the world is a safe place.
If your child's functioning suffers from the trauma in the media, consult a mental health professional. There is help.

In brief: Love and patience

Hug them, be patient with them, limit the exposure to seeing the news on tv over & over, be honest with them when they ask questions, ask them if they have questions, concerns or fears, tell them that you're by their side and that in general the world is a safe place.
If your child's functioning suffers from the trauma in the media, consult a mental health professional. There is help.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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