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Children and Behavioral Health

Children and Behavioral Health

Children are our biggest joy, and we want to see our kids happy, healthy, and enjoying new life experiences each day.  We want our children to achieve their highest potential and reach for their dreams.  However, this isn’t always easy.  Children experience distress just as adults do.  Their distress is often recognized in behaviors, such as temper tantrums, verbal aggression, getting in trouble at school, problems with peers, or unsafe behaviors.  Alternatively, their behaviors may be more internal, such as difficulty sleeping, nail biting, chronic stomachaches, and withdrawing from activities.  These behavioral symptoms are red flags for distress in our children, and we need to support them in navigating this difficulty.  As parents we may feel helpless.  We may not know what to do – there was no owners manual written with our kids!  Therapy can help.

Individual and family therapy can help kids gain important skills including identifying emotions in themselves and others; social skills to meet new friends and get along better with others at school; conflict resolution skills to manage problems at home and school; effective communication skills; anger management; and, managing anxiety effectively.  Additionally, parenting support can help you feel more confident in supporting your child as he or she navigates life’s changes.

Helpful Resources:

Child Mind Institute

 

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