Years ago, little was known about PTSD in infants and young children. Today, we know that trauma and abuse can have grave impact on the very young. We also know how much the attachment or bond between a child and parent matters as a young child grows. This can make a difference in how a child responds to trauma. Below we discuss rates of trauma-related problems in infants and young children, as well as treatment options.
I fear that in this age, when there is , I may have failed to explain the rules to Hector clearly enough. This might explain why, at Head in the Clouds, he tried to eat the props (not a critical comment on the performance) and why at Poggle my failure to explain the concept of the fourth wall meant he kept breaking it with the enthusiasm of the Bolsheviks storming the Winter Palace. At all of these shows, the cast dealt wonderfully with the unpredictability of the young audience, with Hup in particular taking care to ease the babies and toddlers into the performance. It was beautifully designed, too: a wonderful little package for the very young.