Following is an excerpt from my latest book, My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 2.
“Extensive research has shown babies will pick up on toxic circumstances and behaviors and demonstrate post trauma stress symptoms as they become older.
The goal of My Journey of Healing, Part 2 is to specifically help parents with stress triggers to save their kids from becoming emotionally damaged during these critical years from birth to age 18. Most of the content comes from my own research, resources, references, and experience as a survivor of child abuse and maltreatment. Since publishing my first book, I have kept up writing consistently on my blog and website www.survivethriveptsd.com. I will use the compilation of short essays on my blog as the primary reference point since it focuses almost completely on children and families in life after trauma. I have been writing on this subject for a long time. It is now the right time to consolidate and integrate all the postings into a single reference book designed as a guide for parents (“Knowing what experts say about early trauma can help you work with your child.”), who are survivors of traumatic life events, including hard combat as a warrior, sole survivors of an accident, and victims of assault and rape. The painful symptoms of PTS can take on a life of their own if not treated effectively. More importantly, the symptoms will have a consequential secondary effect on loved ones and children in particular. Parents are solely responsible for protecting their children and will be highly motivated to do so once understanding the terrible consequences of exposing children to a home culture affected by life after trauma.”
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Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1&2… Click the highlighted text for my author page to order books and other stuff…