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Help your infant or toddler cope with stressful events

18-month-old ?Karla? was playing on the slide at the park in her neighborhood, her mother sitting on a nearby bench chatting with her friend. A loud screech was followed by a crash and the sound of car alarms going off. In a flash, Karla was swept into her mother?s arms and both were shaking as they saw people running and heard sirens coming toward the scene of a car crash in the street next to the park.
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