Clinical psychologist Nida Biçen, who stated that parents should pay attention to their own emotional regulation, said: “The high response of families by crying in the presence of the child will allow the child to experience their emotions in a much higher way . This does not mean that we should not show our emotions at all, by showing it with more normal and natural reactions the child will learn this and become a role model.” Clinical psychologist Nida Biçen, who also argued that it is necessary to ensure that children are not exposed to earthquake images in social media and visual content, said: “Repeatedly exposing children to these traumatic situations while watching can increase the fear of increase children It is very important for children not to make bigger statements like another was under the rubble could not be removed died something happened to him it was very bad We need to put this in a more simplified and express it in an age-appropriate manner.” In her statement, Nida Biçen, clinical psychologist of Hayat Hospital, pointed out that it is also important for parents to talk to their children about their concerns:
“Instead of pretending that this incident never happened, it is very important to talk about the concerns, explain how this earthquake happened, what caused the death and in accordance with the age and nature of the child. Some children can understand it verbally because of their age, but for younger children it is important to explain this in simple and clear language suitable for their age, by setting up an earthquake mechanism with games, fairy tales or Legos. In addition, it is necessary to allow the child to express his feelings, listen to his fears, fears and how much knowledge he has on the subject. We must do this by listening with compassion and patience. It is important to listen with compassion first. Don’t worry, there’s nothing to be afraid of here, instead of saying don’t be sad, reflect these feelings to him, now you’re sad, you’re worried, this worries me too. It has a relaxing function in children’s emotional expression. Here children need affection, warmth and trust. Supporting the child verbally or tactilely without going against the child as allowed by the child, expressing our love more will reduce the child’s fears and anxieties. Clinical psychologist Nida Biçen, who also advises parents against earthquake trauma, said: “You can include your favorite activities as a family. This will have both a healing effect and ensure that you spend time together. Therefore, doing lots of activities, maybe going out, walking, getting fresh air, taking nature walks will reduce the anxiety, fear and tension of not only children but also parents. The child needs confidence more than ever during this time. More often, I am with you all the time, I continue to spend time with you, and verbally or behaviorally expressing the feeling of being safe for children helps them go about their days more comfortably with that feeling of confidence.