There’s a lot of pressure on children these days, pressures that may not have existed when their parents were children. Life has become a lot more fast-paced and the emotional need of a child are often overlooked. Unfortunately, many parents believe that any issues their children may have should be solved solely within the family; however, a professional counselor can be extremely beneficial for both the child and the parents.
The following are a few signs that your child could benefit from our child counseling services here at L & B Counseling in Charlotte:
- Your child is displaying behavioral problems – If your child is lashing out at home or in school, whether it’s getting into fights with schoolmates or siblings, or talking back to teachers or parents, then a professional therapist can help you identify the root of the problem and figure out how you can deal with it as a family.
- Your child has begun to isolate themselves – While their friends will change over time as they develop and they will often begin hanging out with different social groups, if you notice your child completely withdrawing from their friendships, it means there’s something wrong.
- Your child is constantly sad – Children do get sad at times, especially as a result of certain life events. For example, your child might cry if they get a failing grade for a school project or if a friend says something mean to them. However, if your child is constantly sad or worried to the point where it’s interfering with school or their home life, you’ll want to take it seriously.
- Your child has begun to regress – Major life changes often cause children to regress. For example, divorce, the birth of a sibling or the death of a family member. A counselor can help your child get through such events. However, if you notice regressed behavior, such as clingy behavior, excessive fear, bed-wetting, and tantrums – and there have been no life changing events to speak of, then there could be a different problem at hand.
These are just a few of the signs that your child could benefit from professional child counseling. If your child exhibits any of these signs, then you should consider seeing a therapist. Be sure to give us a call at 704-995-7312 for a free ten-minute consultation, or visit us online at L&B Counseling to schedule an appointment today.