You’re watching your kid happily run around the playground when she trips over her laces and comes tumbling down to the ground. She’s clearly fine (it was only a minor fall), but you can see her eyes welling up and the look of confusion on her face. While it’s tempting to quickly rush to her aid and tell her that she’s OK, Dr. Karol Darsa, a psychologist specializing in trauma, recommends this two-step approach instead.
(Note: The below advice is referring to non-serious trips, falls and tumbles. For anything that requires medical attention, you should of course speak with a doctor or health care professional.)