Just wondered how best to help my son deal with some bad memories.
He had an accident 2 years ago during which he injured his eye.
He has had surgery and has had quite a good result, but we know he will never have perfect vision again. But it is good now and he is happier.
This morning he was quite down (as he is fairly often) and said he just wished he could get the memories of it out of his head.
My instinct has always been not to talk about the accident and the time immediately afterwards -as it was incredibly traumatic for all of us. Is this right? I found myself wanting him not to talk about it this morning and changed the subject to the improvement s hes had through surgery - but feel a bit bad if its something he needs to talk through