Our little people need sensitive care-giving when they go through difficult stuff. Sometimes we think of trauma as only the big stuff. In psychology, we call these ‘Big T’ events. Big Trauma. A car accident. Death of a parent. Serious medical events.
But sometimes the ‘Little Ts’ are just as important. Little Trauma. Little Ts are inevitable in life. Common childhood experiences at sensitive times in our development can be easily misinterpreted and taken personally by our tamariki. When we’re not invited to a birthday party (I am not cool). When our parents are having a disagreement about money (I shouldn’t ask for stuff). read more »