Question of the Week
For June 15, 2021
A 6-year-old girl is evaluated 2 months after her father was killed in a motor vehicle crash. Her mother reports that she has repeatedly used the phrase “when daddy comes back” and has had an increase in defiant behavior, including two severe temper tantrums. She has been clingy toward her mother, has been sleeping in her mother's bed, and is now asking to take her security blanket to school.
Which one of the following responses is most appropriate in this situation?