NextAvenue contacted Child Therapy Chicago to get our expert opinion on tips to help your adolescent handle scary events.
We recommended a nuanced approach. “In these kinds of cases the best thing to do is to try to provide some words for what the kids might be feeling without directly applying it to them,” said Dr. Duval Tsioles.
For a younger child, we might say, “Oh you must feel sad or scared.”
A better approach for adolescents might be, “This kind of thing can be scary or it can be confusing, it can make people sad, it makes people angry.”
“So if we remove it ever so slightly from them, they might be a little more willing to take it in.”
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Denise Duval Tsioles, PhD, LCSW, is an expert in children's issues and behavior. She is a psychodynamically oriented child psychotherapist who founded Child Therapy Chicago, a private practice that focuses on understanding the meaning of children's behavior.
Dr. Duval Tsioles is also on faculty at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where she teaches and consults with doctoral students on their clinical cases and dissertations. She has worked with children and families since 1994 as a clinician and researcher in child welfare, counseling agencies, educational institutions, and private practice. She specializes in working with young children using psychoanalytic play therapy and provides parent support and coaching.
Dr. Duval Tsioles is available to cover segments relating to various issues that arise throughout child and adolescent development. Please contact info@ChildTherapyChicago.com to inquire.