When a child is injured…
A parenting suggestion for the holistically inclined based off empirical observation:
When your child is mildly injured (in scientific parenting terms these are known as ‘boo-boos’) instead of freaking out or going on a panic inspired monologue, silently carry them around in your arms and point their attention to objects in the environment or give them things to touch.
They tend to calm faster and return to being happy much faster. Granted it takes a few minutes depending on the severity of the boo-boo, but it seems to cancel out the lingering bad mood side-effect of the injury.
Works with all the kids I’ve tried it on!