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  • Children and adults will recover from distressing or frightening experiences given time and support.
  • How you deal with the crisis yourself and how you react to your child’s feelings and behaviour will have an enormous impact on their ability to cope.
  • Tell your child the facts about what happened, in a way that is appropriate for their level of development and using language they can understand.

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Reviewed on: 25-03-2022