The Resilliency of Children

A few months ago, my sister was in a car accident with her two young daughters.  Thankfully, everyone made it out safely.

Of course, the oldest daughter, over 4 years old was affected by this traumatic event the most.  Their car had been totaled, her mom was taken to the hospital by ambulance, and she had never experienced anything this frightening and concerning.  For a few weeks after the accident, every day on their way to and from work and day care she would ask the same question, “Mom, are we going to get into a car accident today?” Every day, her mom would explain that she did not plan on getting into an accident and that she would try to keep them as safe as possible. 

 

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