• Quote of the Day

    “Surely the reason Christ said, ‘Father, forgive them,’ was because even in that terrible hour He knew that this was the message He had come through all eternity to deliver.”
    —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Situations

This month’s Ensign has an article with help for families that have experienced some sort of trauma. In “Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Situations,” a mother tells how a family crisis involving her newborn daughter affected her two-year-old son. She talks about the complex emotions and behaviors her son exhibited after this traumatic situation, as well as the changes she noticed in herself. This article is noteworthy because it highlights the importance of the gospel in family life and also gives solid practical advice for dealing with difficult situations. Following this story, LDS Family Services gives further information in a piece called “About Trauma,” which includes symptoms and additional helps.