Is your child driving you crazy? Many children face mental health disorders that are a major reason for lack of confidence, anxiety and depression in them. This interfere with their social, emotional and cognitive growth and development. If proper treatment is not provided to children facing behaviour problems, it is not only the child, but also the family who will suffer in the long run.
At NLP4Kids we frequently work with young people experiencing mental health problems at home and at school to reduce the negative impact of lack of confidence and depression.
What is a normal condition in children?
Kids are the most amazing creatures in the world. They act differently at times when they do something unusual. Sometimes these behaviors are temporary and sometimes permanent. If something unusual persists in your child, make sure to see the child therapist for behavior issues as soon as possible. The ideal child therapist for behavioural problems in children must be a specialist in dealing with children with behaviour problems. A good child therapist for behavioral issues, is one who understands your child mind and helps them to cope up with the behavioural difficulties they are facing.
Warning signs that says your child needs a therapist:
• Anxiety, lack of confidence or feeling of worry
• Poor concentration or lack of attention on things around him or her
• Sad and hopeless feeling at times
• Feel like crying all the time
• Start getting poor results in school and their performance starts to decline
• Feelings of fear and suicidal thoughts
• Loss of weight
• Loss of interest in toys that were once enjoyed
• Feeling exhausted and frustrated by life
• Fighting with their friends and siblings without any reason
What parents can do if they see these warnings?
Reward good behaviors:
The main reason of behaviour problem among children is because of problems at home between parents or siblings rivalry. When you as a parent see some of the signs that are mentioned above, try to ease family tensions. Try to encourage positive behavior with a reward system.
Seek help if:
Sometimes parents by themselves are unable to resolve the depression. In such circumstances it is advisable to consult with a child therapist.
Find the best behavioural therapist for your child:
Finding a good behavioural therapist is not an easy task, especially for parents who are completely unaware about the problems. It’s better to ask your family consultant or physician to find a good behavioural therapist for your child. Get information about 2 or 3 good therapists, visit them personally and choose one with whom your child can discuss the problems easily.
Many children face difficulties in school and in their daily life due to some mental health disorders that sometimes force them to behave differently. Behavioural therapy for children is a great way to bring a child back to their normal routine. If parents do observe something strange in their children, consult a good behavioural child therapist without wasting any time.
By Gemma Bailey
Gemma Bailey is the director of NLP4Kids, a children’s therapy service that provides teen therapy and child counselling using NLP, a proactive alternative to conventional child psychology. If you are looking for a child counsellor to help your child overcome stress, depression or anxiety related problems or if you wish to book a workshop to help your child improve their mental health call 0203 6677294 or email Gemma@NLP4Kids.org Gemma is based in Hertfordshire and works with clients in and around Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Watford, Potters Bar, Berkhamsted, North London and Hertfordshire.