As with adults, children can also experience emotional issues such as anxiety, stress and depression, and can at times struggle to manage these emotions the same way that adults do.
Common challenging childhood behaviours include:
- Arguing with parents
- Attention Seeking
- School refusal
- Fighting with siblings
- Refusal to go to sleep
- Being defiant or aggressive
- Food fussiness
- Separation anxiety
- Being disruptive in class
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being too sensitive or reactive
- Crying easily
In many cases, children present their parents with the challenge of both emotional and behavioural difficulties, simultaneously. This can be particularly complex for parents to manage as it is often difficult to differentiate “naughty” behaviour, from behaviour that is signaling a child’s emotional distress.
With support and information, however, parents can learn how to differentiate and discover the best way to manage each. A child psychologist is able to help families by providing support and information in individual child appointments, joint parent-child appointments, as well as family therapy.
To book an appointment with an experienced Child Psychologist, To make an appointment try Online Booking. Alternatively, you can call Vision Psychology Brisbane on (07) 3088 5422.