We all go through hard times within our lives.
Children might often experience hardships in the educational programs, developmental skills, relational area, emotional and behavioral sphere.
Children, just like adults, can benefit from therapy. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure.
Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.
Therapists can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.
You might want to visit a therapist if your child is suffering from one of these symptoms:
1- Developmental delay in speech, language, or toilet training;
2- Learning or attention problems (such as ADHD/ ADD);
3- Behavioral problems (such as excessive anger, acting out, bedwetting or eating disorders);
4- A significant drop in grades, particularly if your child normally maintains high grades;
5- Episodes of sadness, tearfulness, or depression; social withdrawal or isolation;
6- Being the victim of bullying or bullying other children;
7- Decreased interest in previously enjoyed activities;
8- Overly aggressive behavior (such as biting, kicking, or hitting);
9- Sudden changes in appetite (increased or decreased);
10- Insomnia or increased sleepiness;
11- Excessive school absenteeism or tardiness;
12- Mood swings ( happy one minute, upset the next);
13- Development of or an increase in physical complaints (such as headache, stomachache, or not feeling well) despite a normal physical exam by your doctor;
14- Management of a serious, acute, or chronic illness;
15- Problems in transitions (following separation, divorce, or relocation);
16- Traumatic events (physical, emotional or sexual abuse)
It's crucial for a child to get the help they need if they are struggling with any of the situations mentionned above.
If left untreated, children with dysfunctional patters of thoughts, emotions or behaviors grow into dysfunctional adults unable to handle themselves and lives properly and therefore complicating the intial situation.
Therapy with children is usually handled in a delicate and playful way, to engage the child in his/her own transformation.