I would challenge parents not to differentiate “psychological” Band-Aids from Band-Aids for physical hurts. The differentiation can make the “psychological” Band-Aids and hurts seem less valuable to you as a parent. Although your child may not be bleeding, he or she is hurting, and emotional needs are just as urgent as cuts and scrapes. Children’s hurts are already too often overlooked or missed. You may know that you are providing “psychological” Band-Aids, but use the same name to identify them to your child. This is just one more way you can stress that you care about your child’s emotional needs, encouraging trust, felt-safety, and attachment.