How do I even know my child needs therapy? Let me talk about making the decision to bring your child to therapy. For some parents, it’s an easy decision. They may have been receiving phone calls from school “strongly recommending” they seek counseling for their child. Other parents may be given the suggestion from their pediatrician.
Some reasons you may consider bringing your child to therapy can be that your child’s behavior is interfering with his or her quality of life. The following list will give you some examples.
- Your child is having difficulty forming or maintaining friendships.
- Your child cannot focus or pay attention in school.
- Sleep difficulties, either falling asleep or staying asleep.
- Difficulty transitioning from one activity to another.
- Trouble following rules at home or school.
- Behavior problems at home or school such as angry outbursts.
- Excessive anxiety or worry that interferes with their quality of life.
- Changes in family such as divorce or death.
- Symptoms or diagnosis of ADHD or Asperger’s. Child needs coping strategies.
I’m sure I have missed a few, but generally if you have concerns, don’t delay! Get Help!!