Not interested in usual activities, since the injury
Why It Happens:
One way we cope with overwhelming scary experiences is to “shut down” our emotions for a while. And kids may feel a bit down or stressed when dealing with a lot of changes after an injury.
Is This a Problem?:
Does your child seem to be not enjoying lots of things they used to like to do? Do they seem sad or withdrawn, or like their feelings are “shut down” much of the time?