If we want to see optimism, positivity, joy, and healing in children, it begins with caregivers embodying these characteristics first. Steve Gross addresses the role of caregivers as healing agent’s in a child’s life; impact of enduring stress; and how to ensure caregivers stay positive in the midst of challenges.
Steve Gross stresses that in order to change the life of a child you must understand that you are powerful enough to do so in the first place. Forming a personal bond with the child is the foundation to changing their life for it makes them feel safe and engaged. Focusing on the present moment can help distract children that are feeling the effects of trauma and help them feel like everything is okay.