After the Storm: Part 1

After the Storm: Part 1

After The Storm: Part 1 (Ages 6 and Under)

Over the next few days, we will be sharing a series of blogs related to coping with stressful events, like the recent storms in Jacksonville, AL. Each blog will focus on different age groups. Today, we are focused on children ages 6 and below.

Typical Behaviors:  During and after events, like the recent storms, people can experience a great amount of stress – children are no different. This stress can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms or behaviors. Those most typically seen in children ages 6 and under are:

  • Change In Behavior: Becoming more aggressive than usual, becoming much quieter, etc.
  • Return To Previous Behaviors: Clinging to parents, bed-wetting, thumb-sucking, etc.
  • Night Fears or Trouble Sleeping
  • Physical Pain: Including headaches or stomach aches
  • Heightened Response or Sensitivity to Loud or Sudden Noises
  • Change In Appetite: Eating more or less than normal
  • Confusion

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